Arrested Ukrainian Lawmaker Savchenko's Home, Office Searched

2018/4/11 23:38:55

 Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko (file photo)


By RFE/RL, Apr 10, 2018


Ukrainian law enforcement officers have searched the home and office of lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, who is in jail pending trial on charges of plotting a terrorist attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons.


Two lawyers for Savchenko, Dmytro Buhay and Oleh Solovey, said that Security Service (SBU) officers conducted the searches on April 10.


Savchenko's mother, Maria Savchenko, said the officers confiscated a pistol that her daughter received as an award as well as some ammunition for the gun.


SBU spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska said that the searches were linked to investigations into Savchenko, a former military aviator who spent two years in Russian prison before returning home in a swap connected to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.


A court in Kyiv placed Savchenko under two-month pretrial arrest on March 23, a day after fellow lawmakers voted to strip her of her immunity from prosecution and authorized her arrest.


Savchenko and Volodymyr Ruban are accused of plotting to overthrow the government, carry out a "large-scale terrorist attack" in central Kyiv, and kill senior officials.


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