Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian political prisoner, has been brought to the court accompanied by 16 automatic riflemen, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, Press Secretary of Ukrainian President, posted on his Facebook page.

“I have just become a bystander of stopping a paddy wagon transporting Nadezhda Savchenko at a railway crossing. There were 16 automatic riflemen,” he wrote.

It was reported earlier that the Donetsk City Court of Rostov region began pronouncement of a final sentence on Nadezhda Savchenko on Monday, March 21. The trial lasted all day. As a result, it was decided to announce a break in the case until Tuesday morning, 22 March.

PHOTO: Svyatoslav Tsegolko’s Facebook