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Nadiya Savchenko asks UN and PACE not to move her trial from militants’ ‘transit point’

The Ukrainian pilot and people’s deputy Nadiya Savchenko asks the international community to address to the Kremlin leadership with a request to move her trial from the Russian Donetsk back to Moscow.
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The address to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the President of PACE Anne Brasseur and the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz by Nadiya Savchenko was made public by her lawyer Mark Feygin on his Twitter page, Joinfo.ua reports.

According to Savchenko, the city of Donetsk in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation is the main center and transit point for transportation of Russian arms and pro-Russian separatists of the so-called DPR and LPR to the territory of Ukraine. “There are always thousands of people there, including military, who head to Ukraine to fight against the legitimate Ukrainian government, or return to Russia,” the pilot said.

She added that her lawyers receiveв threats from supporters of the DPR and LPR. In addition, her sister Vira and her mother will not be able to enter this city without danger to their lives. Nadiya Savchenko also suggests that the Federal Security Service of Russia can not allow foreigners enter the borderland and representatives of the Ukrainian Parliament and the international community will be prohibited to attend the trial.

“Taking into account all the above, I believe that the decision of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office on the movement of my trial to Donetsk is made for political purposes in order to interfere in my defense’s work and to prevent media from covering the trial,” Nadiya Savchenko said.

“I ask you to address to the Russian leadership with an urgent request to ensure normal and safe conditions of the trial, including the movement of the trial to the court in Moscow,” the statement reads.

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