Ukraine on request of the Investigative Committee gave the characteristics of the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. This was stated by the official representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin on the air of “Vesti FM”.
“On the request for legal assistance we have provided information about where he studied Savchenko and her military service. It helped us to conduct another examination, which allowed us to understand that she could work as korrektiruete”, he said, noting that the woman-pilot Savchenko took courses operator anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) (quoted by “Interfax”).
“Our experts in the field of aviation and artillery have determined that people with this expertise are perfectly capable of conducting the adjustment of fire” — said the representative of the RCDS.
Markin also resented the behavior Savchenko under arrest. “All these dances, dances, hunger strikes, some are dry, semi-dry, he said. — With all this, the man looked amazing, blood with milk”. “Savchenko was trying to cover up something she was elected a member of Parliament in PACE,” he protested.
Representative of the investigation Committee suggested that the Ukrainian pilot, who is going to re-declare dry hunger strike ten days after the verdict, can become an active participant in Amateur performances in one of the Mordovian colonies.
The sentence Savchenko was announced on March 22. She was found guilty of the murder of two Russian citizens — journalists VGTRK Anton Voloshin and Igor Kornelyuk and the attempted murder of another journalist Viktor Denisov, as well as in illegal crossing of the border. Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison. She denies any wrongdoing, but does not intend to appeal the verdict.
Ukraine and Western countries have repeatedly demanded the release of a soldier. In early March, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko officially announced his readiness to swap Savchenko, if such an offer is made. “I urge world leaders to put pressure on Russia to release Savchenko. If you need to extend the sanctions [against Russia], it should be done,” he said.
The possible release of pilots has also become a topic of discussion between U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Kerry, the Russian President answered his questions and “made it clear that this is an issue that at some point we will be able to do.”