KIEV: Three Nobel Prize laureates were among thousands of people who signed a petition urging European leaders to secure the release of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot from a Russian jail.
The 34-year-old Nadiya Savchenko is standing trial for alleged involvement in the death of two Russian journalists in war-torn Ukraine. She faces up to 23 years in prison if convicted.
Savchenko has denied all charges and has not been eating or drinking since her hearing was adjourned Thursday before she was given a chance to make her final statement.
Many Ukrainians see her case as a symbol of resistance against what Kiev’s pro-Western …read more
Source: The Manila Times