July 17, 2014
Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko who is being kept in Russia as a military prisoner has told about her abduction, transportation to Russia, questionings in the hotel and the trial. She has written about this in a letter to Vladimir Lukin who left resigned as ombudsman in Russia in March this year.
The Media supposes that Savchenko doesn’t know about the publishing of this letter. It was written on July 4.
As the pilot informed terrorists had captured her on June 17, at night on June 24 she was ‘illegally transported to the Russian territory and given to the representatives of Russian special forces’.
‘I was transported on 6 vehicles with a bag on my head. At first I was placed in the ‘Euro’ hotel in Vironezh, where I was kept guarded until June 30. The guards were armed and wore masks. During this week I was repeatedly questioned, also polygraph ‘lie detector’ was used. It was forbidden to leave the hotel, open windows or communicate to my relatives’, – Savchenko mentioned.
Investigator Major Menshin D.S. who had questioned the Ukrainian citizen, told Savchenko that she was a ‘guest’ and was questioned as ‘a witness in the case on killing of Russian journalists against Avakov and Kolomoiskiy’.
‘Despite the fact that I repeatedly explained that I hadn’t see the journalists being killed and that I had no relation to Avakov and Kolomoiskiy, they continued to keep me’, – Savchenko writes.
According to her Major Menshin and sub-unit of Novousmanskiy region Voronezh oblast detained her allegedly accidentally in the hotel having hidden that fact that she had already been captured for a week.
After this judge Novousmanskiy regional court Sorokin decided to keep Savchenko imprisoned. ‘I was given a lawyer only in court, before this I had been interrogated without lawyers’, – the pilot mentioned.
Despite this at the moment of the trial neither the staff of Ukrainian embassy nor the relatives of Savchenko weren’t aware of her location because the report of it was sent to investigators on July 1, and the trial took plane on July 3.