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Kremlin Unaware of Savchenko Hunger Strike – Peskov

Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko

The Russian government has no precise information on whether imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko is on hunger strike, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, independent Dozhd television reported Tuesday.

"The information is very contradictory — is [Savchenko] on hunger strike or not, is it a dry hunger strike or not," Peskov added.

He said that prisoners' health is "certainly" monitored by the Federal Prison Service, Dozhd reported.

Savchenko's health was earlier assessed as “satisfactory” by the council of physicians. She is to remain in detention under the supervision of doctors, but does not require emergency hospitalization, Dozhd reported.

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