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 Kremlin set to launch campaign against Savchenko's defense, - lawyer Feygin

Russian Presidential Administration is currently preparing an information campaign to be launched prior to convicting Ukrainian pilot, MP Nadiia Savchenko.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Ukrinform, it was announced by Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin.

"I talked to a former colleague at the State Duma, who is now tied to Russia's Presidential Administration. He told me they were preparing a campaign against Savchenko's defense, related to her conviction," Feigin said.

According to him, the administration's domestic policy department is in charge of the issue.

"Of course, we are not the first ones on the list, but still we are there. Frankly speaking, I'm surprised at being opposed in Savchenko's case at such a high level," the lawyer said.

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The campaign will be financed through several "independent" funds which receive grants from the administration. It will be carried out on the Internet and in so-called independent media. Since no dirt against Savchenko's lawyers is out there, they will stick to a well-known discredit line: "There was a fair process. The court allowed both sides to present their arguments. But Savchenko's defense staked it mainly on the politicization of the process and, therefore, lost."

According to Feygin, operational management in Savchenko's case is done by Alexey Sedov, the head of FSB's Service for Protection of the Constitutional System and the Fight against Terrorism.

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