MOSCOW: Russian investigators said Monday that a Ukrainian pilot controversially detained in Moscow faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists.
Nadezhda Savchenko, Ukraine’s first female military pilot, has been accused of abetting the deaths of Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, who were killed by mortar fire in eastern Ukraine last summer.
Russian investigators claim they have “irrefutable evidence” the 34-year pilot informed Ukrainian forces of the journalists’ movement and is thus complicit in their deaths. Kiev has denied the journalists were targeted.
“In light of the evidence collected, investigators …read more