Friday, May 6 2016 01:17 EEST
Ukrainian pilots Nadezhda Savchenko, sentenced to 22 years in Russian prison, fashiones puppet theatre 'Chipollino-Maidan'

Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko continues making toys for a puppet theater in the jail of Novocherkassk, her sister Vera Savchenko reported on the Facebook page.

'She (Nadezhda - Ed.) created Chipollino-Maidan puppet theater in the 3rd detention cell (Novocherkassk) to busy herself,' the pilot’s sister says.

At the same time, Vera Savchenko reminded that Nadezhda had made many toys for children in Moscow and they have been actively supporting her till now.

According to Nadezhda Savchenko’s lawyer Nikolay Polozov, the pilot will resume her dry hunger strike in case she doesn’t come back to Ukraine soon.

On April 28, Savchenko’s lawyers announced the start of the pilot’s extradition to Ukraine. Nadezhda have been provided with a package of documents required for the extradition.

Savchenko's lawyers have suggested that the pilot could return to Ukraine in the latter half of May.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he had coordinated the procedure of pilot’s release with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

On March 22, the Donetsk City Court of the Rostov Region sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in a conventional jail. The sentence came into force on 5 April, and the next day Savchenko started her dry hunger strike, which was held up to April 19.

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