Hope Savchenko, accused of involvement in the murder of Russian journalists, has given the last word in the Donetsk court of the Rostov region.
“Maidan in Russia! I want to show by example that in Russia the totalitarian regime can be twisted like a RAM’s horn,” — said Savchenko, and then climbed up on the bench and showed the court the middle finger. Following this, the interpreter read out the full text of the last words of the Ukrainian army, which had previously been posted on her page in Facebook. In his address Savchenko said that will starve until then while Russia will not bring her back “dead or alive” in Ukraine.
Savchenko also gave to understand that counting on the diplomatic skills of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who promised the mother of the defendant to return it to Ukraine “holidays in may 2015”.
Ukrainian pilot hopes that ten days before the entry into force of the verdict at the gates of the prison will be day and night to stand by her sister or mother. Savchenko said that he expects the sympathy not only compatriots, but also “honest and decent Russian citizens”, which will bring hot tea, sandwiches and warm blankets. To appeal against the decision of the court Savchenko is not going
After the speech translator Savchenko made it clear that the court unexpectedly declared a break on March 3 and, thus, postpones her last word, “stole her week”. “The court now has one week to make a determination. Want to show your power, show, but remember that we play in my life. The stakes are high, and I have nothing to lose,” said Savchenko, stressing that he will continue to hold a hunger strike. Sentencing will begin on March 21 and will end the next day.
Nadezhda Savchenko is accused in Russia in the deaths of two journalists VGTRK — Igor Anton Voloshin and Igor Kornelyuk. According to the investigation, in June 2014, the pilot was in the location of the battalion “Aidar” and was adjusting artillery fire on a checkpoint of the militia, which at the time were journalists VGTRK. She also is accused of illegally crossing the border. In July 2014, Savchenko was arrested.
The pilot claims that led to the fire but not the adjustment of fire. “Sorties I have. “I didn’t fly and didn’t shoot at live people from the helicopter,” she said. According to her, Ukraine also left it not voluntarily, but was kidnapped.
March 2, 2016, the state Prosecutor asked the court to sentence the Ukrainian pilot to 23 years of imprisonment and a fine of 100 thousand rubles. He said that the crime was hatred and enmity towards the residents of Luhansk oblast and to Russian citizens.