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 Rally in support of Savchenko heavily guarded by police starts outside Novocherkassk prison. PHOTO

The activists are gathering outside the pre-trial detention center in Novocherkassk (the Rostov region of the Russian Federation) to hold a rally in support of Nadiia Savchenko.

Censor.NET correspondent reports from the scene.

Consul General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don Vitalii Moskalenko, Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feigin, Members of the Ukrainian Parliament from the Batkivshchyna faction Ivan Krulko, Aliona Shkrum, and Oleksii Riabchyn have arrived to the prison, unlike relatives of Nadiia Savchenko.

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The journalists have also gathered outside the detention center.

A large number of Russian police officers are viewing the happenings. In particular, law enforcement officers have served a warning on prohibition to participate in an unauthorized rally to journalist of the Inter TV channel Danylo Rusakov.

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A car with open windows and the soviet propaganda song "The Sacred War" playing loudly in it has been several times seen passing by the jail and the rally participants.

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