Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko, on may 25, returned from Ukraine to Russia arrived in Donbass. It is stated on page press center ATO in Facebook.
“Night visit to the area of the ATO Hero of Ukraine Hope Savchenko took everyone by surprise. However, the people’s Deputy of Ukraine managed to communicate fruitfully with many military, to meet with former colleagues and to sit at the helm of a combat helicopter”, — is spoken in the message.
For publication, also attached photos of the visit, pilots and behind the controls of an aircraft.
In which district of Donbass arrived Savchenko, was not specified.
Savchenko was convicted in Russia for the murder of journalists VGTRK in the South-East of Ukraine and sentenced to 22 years in prison. 25 may the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about its pardon, and on the same day she returned from Russia to Ukraine. At the same time he returned to Russia, the Russians Aleksandr Erofeev and Evgeny Aleksandrov, who was convicted in Ukraine for participation in hostilities. They were also pardoned by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
After returning home, the pilot made an emotional speech at the airport and declared that “is ready to give his life on the battlefield, so that every person who sits in captivity, was on the loose”. Later she gave a big press conference, where said that she intends to travel around the country and around the world to communicate with people.
Later, the head of the unrecognized Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the pilot Nadezhda Savchenko would be shot if she decides to participate in the negotiations for the exchange of prisoners. “If Savchenko will come immediately, my little advice goes to the front line, we’ll get honestly, so that later, when we will have to blame that we killed her, not that it was a shame,” he said. He later explained that his words were “a thing”.
Hope Savchenko in the Donbass
Photo: press center of staff ATO