"I understand you completely. You are the one who needs an interpreter," Savchenko told judge, responding to a question whether she needs constant translation from Russian into Ukrainian.
Later, Savchenko's defense demanded the dismissal of the interpreter since the woman translates no more than 20% of Savchenko's words. However, the prosecutors said that this is not a principal matter.
Savchenko herself and her defense filed a petition for personal presence in the courtroom. "I would like to be personally present in the court," she said, stressing that she cannot hear her lawyers and prosecutors. However, the prosecution opposed to this and the judge upheld it - the court is continuing via video-conferencing.