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 call on Wednesday night, allegedly from the Administration of the President of Ukraine, with a request to provide Feygin’s phone number. This was in order to contact Feygin to collect a letter allegedly written by Poroshenko. “An official sent me the letter, which I then handed over to Nadiya,” Feygin posted on Facebook.

The Press Secretary of President Poroshenko, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, has stated that the president did not send any letters to Savchenko. “President Poroshenko has conveyed words of support to Savchenko through her sister and her mother. He did not send any letters,” Interfax quoted Tsegolko as saying.

Nadiya Savchenko has been charged with the murder of two Russian journalists. It is widely believed that Savchenko was in fact captured by Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) separatists in eastern Ukraine and was illegally transported to Russia, where the case was fabricated against her.
On March 2nd, the prosecutor’s office requested that she be sentenced to 23 years in a penal colony plus a fine of 100,000 rubles ($1,400).
Savchenko declared a dry hunger strike starting March 3rd after the Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region announced that she would not be given a chance to make her final closing statement during a court hearing.

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