Kyiv: Nadiya Savchenko released from remand prison

Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian MP and former Russian prisoner, has been released from custody after Kyiv region’s Brovary town failed to extend the term of her pretrial confinement on the night into Tuesday.

Savchenko is not going to flee the country ‘whatever prosecutors expected’; on the contrary, the woman is set to prove ‘her innocence’ in court, she said on Facebook.

Nadiya Savchenko was arrested in March, 2018 in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada in the presence of journalists after the parliament stripped her of immunity and sanctioned her detention and arrest.

She is suspected of allegedly plotting an armed coup through acts of terrorism. According to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, investigators had irrefutable evidence that Savchenko was planning terror attacks – explosions in the parliamentary session hall.

Along with Savchenko, Volodymyr Ruban, the head of the Officer Corps organization, was freed. He was detained in March, 2018 at a checkpoint in Donbas with an arsenal of weapons, which was being transported from Russia-occupied territory to Ukraine-controlled territory.

In January 2019, Nadiya Savchenko’s Social Platform nominated her for presidency.

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