Contents tagged with Savchenko

  • Savchenko announced her intention to run for President of Ukraine

    People's Deputy Nadiya Savchenko declared her intention to run for the post of head of the Ukrainian state. In an interview with the Glavkom news website published on Thursday, when asked if she would run, she replied, "I will take part. What will be after that will be seen later."

    "To participate in the presidential campaign, in reality, it doesn’t take much: 2.5 million hryvnia ($96,400 USD) to register. The fund is being opened and discussed candidly. I am collecting money for the …

  • Savchenko announced that her political party will participate in the upcoming Ukrainian Parliament elections

    Nadiya Savchenko’s political party will run in the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. The Ukrainian politician stated this in an interview with the Polish edition of Krytyka Polityczna.

    "My political party will participate in the parliamentary elections... The party will be called "Nadiya Savchenko's Public Platform," she said. Describing her party, Savchenko said that it "will help dismantle the unhealthy political system that was created 25 years ago, rebuild the architecture of the state, …

  • Herashchenko: We will not exchange Crimea for the Donbas

    Responding to the statement of Nadiya Savchenko, who said that the only peaceful way to return the Donbas is to give up the Crimea, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, stated that no MP and no political force will be able to impose a discussion on the surrender of Ukrainian territories.

    “We will not exchange the occupied Crimea for the Donbas. We will not give up on the Donbas. We will fight tooth and nail for every inch of Ukrainian territory. We will fight …

  • Savchenko: We need to cede the Crimea to get the Donbas back

    Deputy of the Verhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) Nadiya Savchenko stated in an interview with Channel 112 Ukraine that the occupied territories of the Donbas can be returned only after “ceding” the Crimea to Russia.

    She believes that this is the only non-military way of returning the Donbas to Ukraine.

    According to her, any other solution will require a military operation.

    She suggests that the Crimea be “given to Russia temporarily” since this is the only way to return the occupied …

  • Savchenko published the lists of POWs despite SBU’s opposition

    Despite the opposition of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Nadiya Savchenko has published on her Facebook page a list of the Ukrainians who are imprisoned by the LPR and DPR, as well as those who are considered missing. She also posted the names of those who the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) demand to be released. The SBU believes that this move could harm the prisoner exchange process and their families. Savchenko herself believes the opposite: that …

  • The DPR and LPR decided to hand over two prisoners to Savchenko

    The leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, decided to hand over two captive Ukrainians to the People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Nadiya Savchenko, according to a statement published on one of the separatists' websites.

    “On New Year’s and Christmas Eve, we handed over two women, Angelica Presnyakova and Olga Svorak, to the representative of the Ukrainian people, Nadiya Savchenko, without any conditions as a gesture of …

  • Savchenko was questioned by the Security Service of Ukraine after her meeting with separatist leaders

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Verkhovna Rada deputy, gave a testimony to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) after her meeting with the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

    This was stated by the head of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak, on channel 112.

    "The Security Service invited Nadiya, and she gave a testimony in the framework of criminal proceedings," he said.

    At the same time, Hrytsak was critical of the fact that an MP negotiated with the separatists.

    "I cannot forbid a …

  • The Verkhovna Rada voted to exclude Savchenko from PACE delegation

    The Verkhovna Rada supported the decision №5572 on the exclusion of People's Deputy, Nadiya Savchenko, from the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

    This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    237 deputies voted in favor of Savchenko’s exclusion.

    One member of the parliament voted against it and 86 did not vote at all.

    Her exclusion from the delegation to the PACE was attributed to the fact that Savchenko was elected as part of the campaign to get …

  • Nadiya Savchenko was expelled from the Batkivshchyna faction

    The Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Nadiya Savchenko, on Thursday, December 15th, was expelled from the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) faction, as reported by the press service of Batkivshchyna. According to the statement, Savchenko was included in the electoral list during the elections in 2014 so as to free the former pilot from Russian captivity. However, "life has shown that the principles and political convictions of Savchenko do not coincide with that of Batkivshchyna," the statement read. The …

  • Savchenko spoke of her meeting with Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky

    The Deputy of Verkhovna Rada, Nadiya Savchenko, said that she met with the leadership of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republic (LPR and DPR), Igor Plotnitsky and Alexander Zakharchenko, and "the Russian side" was also present. On Monday, December 12, she said this in her speech at the Sofia Square in Kyiv, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports.

    "Yes, there was a meeting in trilateral Minsk format where 'the Russian side', Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky were present. The meeting aimed …