"Having considered the submitted materials and heard the arguments of the parties, the court finds that the investigator's request for an extension of Savchenko's detainment in custody until Feb. 13 shall be upheld," the judge ruled.
It was previously reported that Savchenko refuses to undergo an in-patient psychological and psychiatric examination at Serbskiy Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry.
During the war in the east of Ukraine in 2014, Savchenko participated in the anti-terrorist operation as a volunteer of the Aidar battalion at the same time being an officer of the Armed Forces, participating in the ATO during two of her vacations. At the same time she filed her resignation from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. She participated in battles at the village of Metalist near Luhansk, where she was captured by the terrorists on Jun. 18 or 19 while following the wounded.
On Jul. 8 it Savchenko was found in custody at a detention facility in Russia's city of Voronezh. The Russian authorities suspect the pilot of involvement in the death of two Russian National TV journalists Igor Korneliuk and Anton Voloshin in eastern Ukraine.