Ukrainian pilot Savchenko vows to continue refusing water, food

Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who is on trial over the killing of two Russian journalists during the Ukraine conflict, vowed Wednesday to press on with a hunger strike without water unless Russia releases her. The high-profile case has raised deep concern in the West and in Kiev, where the government denounced the trial as “farcical”. “I will continue my dry hunger strike,” the 34-year-old helicopter pilot said in her final address to the court in the small southern Russian town of Donetsk.

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