Kremlin has no information on state of Savchenko's health - Peskov
The Kremlin has no information concerning the state of health of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been convicted in Russia, but it believes that medical care will be provided to her if necessary.
"I will agree with you here. You said that it is allegedly [a hunger strike]. The point is that we really do not have any precise information as to whether it is a hunger strike because the information that comes both from her and her lawyer is highly controversial. They are either speaking about a hunger strike or aren't speaking about it. It is either dry or not dry," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.
Peskov said this after being asked whether there is a risk that the state of health of Savchenko, who allegedly went on a hunger strike, may sharply deteriorate before the Russian president adopts a decision on her case.
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"We proceed from the fact that the FSIN [Russian Federal Penitentiary Institutions Service] system certainly monitors inmates' health, and, consequently, we do not want to think bad things in this case. We want to hope that medical care will be provided to her if any ailments exist there," Peskov said.
"If they [ailments] exist. I repeat once again that we do not have any information about the state of inmate Savchenko's health," he added.