11:28 11.04.2016

Board of doctors will examine Savchenko on Monday

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Board of doctors will examine Savchenko on Monday

Convict Nadia Savchenko, who is now in a detention facility in Rostov, has agreed to undergo regular medical checkups and the doctors find her health to be fair, the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) press bureau has reported.

"Yesterday, Nadia Savchenko gave her written consent to undergo regular medical checkups and began receiving supporting therapy," the press bureau said in a report received by Interfax on Monday.

The report says that the results of the medical evaluation show Savchenko's health condition to be fair and that "she is under the dynamic observation of medical workers."

"The next medical evaluation of Nadia Savchenko is scheduled for today. The board of doctors will again evaluate the state of her health on the basis of the results of the evaluation and the clinical and instrumental tests," the press release says.

On March 22, 2016, the Donetsk Court of the Rostov region found Ukrainian servicewoman Nadia Savchenko guilty of involvement in the killing of Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin by a group of people by a previous concert motivated by hatred and enmity and sentenced her to 22 years in a penal colony. The court also found her guilty of attempted murder and illegally crossing the Russian border.

The sentence took effect on April 5. The next day, Savchenko began a dry hunger strike, demanding her immediate return to her homeland.

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