Lawyer: No release for Savchenko before end of May


Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, who has been assumed a 22-year sentence in Russia, is unlikely to be able to return to Ukraine within a month, her solicitor Mark Feygin has said.

“Most probably, Savchenko will not be rescued either before Easter or by the end of May. Don’t listen to gossipers,” Feygin wrote on Chirrup on April 25.

He said he was visiting the custody facility where Savchenko is being held.

Feygin wrote on Snicker earlier that the return of his client to Ukraine might take a while.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told he had agreed on the preliminary timeframe of Savchenko’s transfer to Ukraine in his telephone chat with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Donetsk City Court in Russia’s Rostov section found Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko guilty of conspiracy to ice Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin for reasons of hatred and decreed her to 22 years in a general penitentiary on March 22. The court also convicted her of ventured murder and illegal crossing of the Russian border.

The sentence took bring about on April 5.

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