Mark Feygin, a lawyer for Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, said he is hoping she will be acquitted.
"She may be acquitted. The defense lawyers have proven that Savchenko is innocent," Feygin told reporters on Wednesday.
He said the defense lawyers for the Ukrainian pilot were unable to convince her to stop her dry hunger strike. "Now they should promise to let Savchenko serve her sentence in Ukraine. Until Savchenko hears a clear response on this matter we can't convince her to stop her hunger strike," Feygin said.
Nikolai Polozov, another lawyer for the Ukrainian pilot, told reporters the health of Savchenko, who is charged with involvement in the death of Russian journalists, deteriorated during her dry hunger strike.
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"She has developed heart problems, her heart is racing. She has a fever and is running a high temperature. The chances are high that Savchenko will stop her hunger strike if she is promised a return to Ukraine," Polozov said.
Polozov said the defense lawyers have been convinced from the very start that Savchenko will eventually return home.