Friday, February 2, 2018

Savchenko on the release of Ukrainians: There is an official diplomacy, and I act in “public diplomacy”

Image from article, with caption: Savchenko: I have the right to do it

Extra fractional people’s Deputy of Ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko said in a published on 29 January an interview with the Russian “Novaya Gazeta” that she has her own “diplomacy” against the war in the Donbass.

“There is an official diplomacy, and I act as the “people’s diplomacy”. I am Ukrainian, I am part of his people, I passed this way, and I have the right to do it. Trying to do everything possible to have the freedom to receive all who are still in captivity. Therefore, my line will always differ from the political line of the authorities of Kiev. I didn’t agree with her, even when he was in captivity in Russia,” she said.

As an example of “public diplomacy” Savchenko called the liaison with the occupied territories, and delivery of packages to organizations of mothers. As well as the organization of the meeting the detained Ukrainian military in the area ATO Russians Victor Ageev with the mother, then the woman met with the mother of the convict in the Russian Federation Ukrainian Stanislav Klikh.

36-year-old Savchenko fought in the Donbass in the battalion “Aidar”, was captured by fighters “LNR” in June 2014 in Luhansk region, then was exported to Russia. In March 2016, the court in the Rostov region found her guilty of involvement in the murder of Russian journalists in the Luhansk region and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. The guilt, the pilot did not recognize.

May 25, it was exchanged on the Russian military Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov.

In October 2014, was held in the Verkhovna Rada on the list of “Batkivshchyna”. After negotiations in December 2016, with the leaders of the “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko and “LNR” Igor Plotnitsky in Minsk was expelled from the faction “Batkivshchyna” in the Parliament and withdrew from the Ukrainian delegation to PACE.

13 April 2017 Savchenko has created a new political party “political platform of Hope Savchenko”.

Going to participate in the presidential elections to be held in 2019.

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