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Ukrainian Officer Held In Russia Remanded In Pretrial Detention

A court in Russia has remanded a captured Ukrainian military officer in pretrial detention until August 30.

The Voronezh Regional Court's officials say the decision was made on July 2 but only announced July 10.

Russia's Investigative Committee said on July 9 that Nadiya Savchenko, a senior lieutenant in the Ukrainian Air Force, had been indicted in Russia for her alleged complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists.

Two journalists from Russia's State Television and Radio Company, Igor Kornelyuk and Viktor Denisov, were killed near Ukraine's eastern city of Luhansk last month while covering the Ukrainian Army's offensive against pro-Russian separatists.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on July 8, saying Savchenko had been captured by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and "illegally transferred" to Russia.

Russia's Investigative Committee insists Savchenko was detained within Russia.

Based on reporting by Interfax and

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