By Nadiya Savchenko, via Nikolay Polozov (lawyer)
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
[Editor’s Note: This letter was written by Savchenko in the Russian language]
“To the good people and clever people, to the people in Russia.
Today I learned that my lawyer, Mark Feygin is about to face extremism charges! I’m in shock. This is happening in a country that says they have freedom of speech and transparency. While in Ukraine [claims Russia], everyone is forced to shut up.
So the charges against Feygin, brought on by the honest statements he made during my case, about the Russian lawlessness and lack of legitimate investigation and trial – what are those, if not “shutting [him] up,” and not “twisting [his] arm”?!?
The Investigative Committee of the RF [Russian Federation] was not able to break me. So [they] decided to go after my lawyers?!
To SK RF [The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation]: you cannot break us nor smash our defense!!!
Don’t harbor illusions! It’s not going to work!
Together to victory! [She writes this in Ukrainian]
Together to victory! [Written in Russian]
In support of Mark Feygin, with respect, his client,
Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament],
Nadezhda [Nadiya’s name in Russian] Savchenko”
Source: Nikolay Polozov