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 Ukrainian doctors won't be allowed to see Savchenko due to her defiant behaviour in court, - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin have discussed in a phone conversation the issue of access of Ukrainian doctors to Nadiia Savchenko, who is tried in Russia over her alleged complicity in the death of two Russian journalists in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports referring to Russia's Foreign Ministry website.

The conversation took place on March 9 at the initiative of the Ukrainian side.

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"Klimkin was said that the Russian side took steps in order to meet the request for a visit of Savchenko by Ukrainian doctors only as an exception based on the principles of humanism," the statement reads.

According to Lavrov, a judge of the Donetsk city court, where Savchenko's case is heard, was ready to let the Ukrainian doctors visit the defendant as soon as on March 9.

"However, Savchenko's defiant behavior in the course of today's trial and her offensive language at the court changed the situation, making such a visit impossible," the ministry noted.

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