Savchenko: I came to Russia to support convicted Ukrainians

Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member Nadezhda Savchenko attends Russia's Supreme Court hearing into the case of Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, Ukraine's UNA-UNSO far-right organisation members charged with killing Russian soldiers in the Chechen War (1994-1995).

Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member Nadezhda Savchenko attends Russia's Supreme Court hearing into the case of Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, Ukraine's UNA-UNSO far-right organisation members charged with killing Russian soldiers in the Chechen War (1994-1995).

Artyom Geodakyan / TASS
Ukrainian parliamentarian was earlier convicted and pardoned in Russia

Ukrainian parliamentarian Nadezhda Savchenko, who was earlier convicted and pardoned in Russia, said in the Supreme Court in Moscow on Oct. 26 that she came there to support two convicted Ukrainians, Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh.

Russia’s Supreme Court upheld the verdict against Karpyuk and Klykh, the members of the UNA-UNSO Ukrainian nationalist organization, convicted for taking part in combat actions in Russia's Chechnya in 1994 and 1995.

"I have come with the only goal - to support Nikolay and Stas and not to talk to the journalists," Savchenko said. She left the court’s building shortly after the hearing and traveled in a car accompanied by staff of the Ukrainian embassy.

Source: TASS.com

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