Jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko has "partially" halted her hunger strike, which was in its 83rd day on March 5 "in order to live and to fly."
Savchenko’ s lawyer Mark Feigin posted a handwritten letter from Savchenko on Twitter in which she wrote that she would now drink broth. She thanked supporters and wrote, "I will fight! Together with you!" and added: "To be able to fight, one must be strong!"
Savchenko says she was kidnapped by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in June and illegally transferred to Russia, where she has been charged with complicity in the killing of two journalists who died covering the conflict.
Russia has denied the charges and has rejected repeated Western calls for the release of Savchenko, who began a hunger strike on December 13.
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