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Nadiya Savchenko is sick


After more than 40 days of hunger strike, Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian Lieutenant imprisoned from July in Russia, has been transferred to a prison hospital in Moscow. Her health has deteriorated terribly and her life is at risk, but Nadiya does not intend to give up.

After more than 40 days of hunger strike, Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian Lieutenant imprisoned from July in Russia, has been transferred to a prison hospital in Moscow. Her health has deteriorated terribly and her life is at risk, but Nadiya does not intend to give up.


Nadiya is a stubborn girl. It  was already clear when the video of her first interrogation by Ukrainian rebels was uploaded on the Internet. Handcuffed to a pipe, she responded with frown to her captors. No sign of fear, no request for mercy in her eyes. Then again, when she reappeared behind bars in a courtroom in Moscow wearing a shirt with the Ukrainian trident. And she is proving it once again now, beating the record for the longest hunger strike in the prison no. 6 Moscow. “No one has ever endured so much,” the prison doctor said, according to Nadiya’s lawyer, Mark Feigin. “Usually, after a few weeks they will collapse”. “I have given my word“, Nadiya wrote in a January 12 open letter. “‘Until the day I return to Ukraine, or until the last day of my life in Russia, I will not back down”.

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