People shout slogans in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko during a rally outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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Ukraine Tuesday prepared to send a team of doctors to check the health of a hunger-striking helicopter pilot who is on trial in Russia as global calls grew for her release.Savchenko is on trial for alleged involvement in the June 2014 death of two Russian state television journalists, just two months after the separatist uprising began in eastern Ukraine.She faces up to 23 years in prison if convicted in a trial that has drawn global attention and been attended by Western monitors concerned about Russia's record on human rights.Prosecutors argue that Savchenko helped Ukrainian forces locate and direct mortar fire at the two Russian journalists in the separatist region of Lugansk.She counters that she was in the area of the attack on the reporters incidentally and was kidnapped and smuggled into Russia.
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