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I just planned political provocation, - Savchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The defendant in the high-profile case denies any charges, except for the deep disregard for the Ukrainian government
12:41, 23 March 2018

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The detained Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko refutes any charges against her, calling the whole case 'politically motivated'. She said this at the court session in Kyiv on Friday.

'I did not want to freak out the Ukrainian society. I merely planned a political provocation,' she said, commenting the prosecution's charges with preparing terrorist acts and other crimes.

Savchenko added that the only truth among all these charges is her deep disregard for the Ukrainian president and the government, as well as the extreme disappointment over the current social situation.    

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Today, March 23, Shevchenko district court in Kyiv now considers the case of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian MP and former Air Force pilot; as is known, she is charged with preparing a terrorist act and the attempt of coup d'etat. Besides, the prosecutors accuse her of the attempt on the murder of top Ukrainian statesmen, including Arsen Avakov and Oleksandr Turchynov (Ukraine's interior minister and National Security Secretary, respectively, - 112 International)   

The prosecutors insist that Savchenko should be kept in custody; the defense team demands to release her, saying that the detention is illegal.

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