Court denied mother, sister visit with Savchenko before sentencing

Court denied mother, sister visit with Savchenko before sentencingUkrainian doctors, consular officials and relatives of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko have been denied a visit with her, her lawyer Nikolai Polozov said.

"The court has declined to allow Savchenko's sister and mother a visit with her, and also [a visit] by Ukrainian doctors for an examination. Ukrainian consuls have also been denied a visit with Nadia Savchenko before the sentencing," Polozov said on Twitter.

Ukrainian consuls Oleksandr Kovtun and Vitaly Moskalenko have recently visited Nadia Savchenko in the detention facility.

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The criminal case against Savchenko, who is charged with the killing of Russian journalists, is being tried by the Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region. It was reported on Wednesday that the sentence will be read on March 21-22.
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