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Moscow jail to force feed Nadiya Savchenko

Moscow wants to make Nadiya Savchenko stop the hunger strike. The wardens of the detention center intend to consider the issue of force feeding until January 26.

The employees of the Moscow detention center where the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko is held hostage, intend to consider the issue of forced feeding until January 26. This information was announced by Savchenko's attorney Ilya Novikov on his Facebook page.

"During the five weeks' hunger strike Nadiya has lost 15 kg. She has dizziness and weakness, but the blood sugar did not fall to the critical point. She was put on a drip three times and promised to "consider" force feeding," he said.

However, the lawyer doubts that Savchenko will be force fed, because next week the PACE session opens and Savchenko is one of the delegates.

Earlier, Mark Feygin, Savchenko's another lawyer said that her condition is "satisfactory", but she has lost much weight.

Nadiya Savchenko went on a hunger strike December 13, 2014. Savchenko was elected to the Ukrainian Parliament as a member of the Batkivshchyna party.

December 25, 2014 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) sent the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko into the delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Her sister Vira Savchenko says that Nadiya demands to be released until January 26, when the PACE session will be held. If she is not released, it will set a precedent in the history of the Council of Europe, when one of the member countries, Russia, is holding a delegate of another country in custody.

It is to be recalled that Nadiya Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for 37 days. Her lawyers filed a complaint to the Basmanny District Court of Moscow due to inaction of the Investigation Committee regarding the request to release Nadiya for participation in the PACE session.