DONETSK (Rostov region), February 3. /Interviewer/. Former Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko during her interrogation in court of Donetsk (Rostov region) said that she had to kill people in war, but she didn’t kill the unarmed, reports Corr. from a court hall.
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“The only thing I never could do was to direct fire on unarmed people. I’m a soldier, not a murderer. I repeat for the charges. I couldn’t direct the weapon on unarmed people, even if they were enemies. No weapons, no combat. Shoot me, I shoot back. Again in response to the question of the Prosecutor: did I kill people? Yes, I did. Killed those who tried to kill me. Killed those who attacked my land. Killed, defending. Never killed by some malicious intent,” said Savchenko.
The hearings on the case of former Ukrainian army continued from September 22. She is 25 July 2015 held in jail-3 of Novocherkassk (30 km from Rostov-on-don and 150 km from Donetsk city court) where it carry on the process.
According to the investigation, as an officer of the armed forces of Ukraine, while the location of a paramilitary battalion “Aydar” on June 17, 2014 near the village of Metallist, Slavyanoserbsk district, Luhansk region, Savchenko was conducting secret surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three citizens of the Russian Federation – correspondents VGTRK. In the shelling of journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin were killed.