Savchenko's lawyer says his client is in critical condition

According to Nadiya Savchenko's lawyer, Nikolai Polozov, his client is in critical condition and her dry hunger strike has led to severe health complications.

“The condition of her already harried health is getting worse. This affects her old problem of kidney stones, which is aggravated by stress to the body in the form of hunger (especially dry). Her high temperature has not fallen for several days which, at a minimum, reflects a serious inflammation of her internal organs,” Polozov wrote on …


Lawyer representing detained Russian Special Forces member flees Ukraine

Yuri Grabowski, the lawyer who had represented a member of the Special Forces of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, Alexander Alexandrov, has allegedly left Ukraine among security fears. Alexandrov is currently detained in Donbas. “I am sorry that I have let you down my friends, I do not know when I will come back. I will communicate with you wherever possible but I really want to go back to my homeland,” Grabowski posted on his Facebook page. The Egyptian resort, Sharm el-Sheikh, was …


Russia to close UN High Commissioner for Human Rights office in Moscow

Russian authorities intend to close the Moscow Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This was stated by the UN Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, speaking at the Human Rights Council session in Geneva, the BBC reported.

"I am concerned about the signals received from the government that indicate an intention to close our office in Moscow" Al Hussein said. According to him, it's necessary to intensify communication with the Russian authorities, including discussion of …


Savchenko's lawyer says letter sent to her client from Poroshenko is a fake

Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin, has reported that a letter sent to her from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, is a fake. Feygin had previously published the letter.

“This morning, the Consulate General of Ukraine, Vitaly Moskalenko, and I have been part of a special operation. The fake letter given to Nadiya, which was allegedly written by the President of Ukraine, was aimed at discouraging her from her dry hunger strike,” Feygin said.

According to him, Moskalenko received a phone …


US Police say Lesin's death was caused by blunt-force head trauma

The results of a forensic medical examination of the body of the former high-ranking Russian official Mikhail Lesin were announced in Washington. He died from injuries inflicted on his head, Deutsche Welle reported.

The autopsy revealed that the cause of death of the former General Director of Gazprom-Media Holdings was intense, blunt-force, head injuries. This was announced by the representative of the Federal District of Columbia Police in the U.S. on Thursday, March 10th. The examination …