Ukraine’s parliament asks Savchenko to end hunger strike



Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has adopted an appeal to the Ukrainian pilot and deputy Nadia Savchenko calling on her to end her hunger strike. Savchenko has been on a hunger strike in a Russian prison for 80 days.

The deputies, with 329 voting “for,”  appealed to Savchenko to end her hunger strike and to preserve her life for future struggle.

Deputy Yuriy Lutsenko, head of the Petro Poroshenko bloc faction in parliament, spoke on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada.

“I think Nadiya can hear the general will of the Ukrainian parliament that has been expressed in our acknowledgment that she has done everything she could to bring the problem of Russian aggression, Russian occupation, Russian atrocities and lawlessness to the attention of the world,” he said, adding that Savchenko must save her own life.

“Nadiya, we need you here in parliament, in the European parliament, to fight the Russian occupier alive,” he said.

On Monday, March 2, President Petro Poroshenko conferred the title “Hero of Ukraine” on the Ukrainian pilot. He also emphasized that Savchenko must be released as part of the “Minsk agreements.”

German doctors who examined Savchenko recently said the “point of no return” would be reached on March 6-8. The specialists believe that after that date she will no longer be able to return to normal life and will either die or become disabled.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Pravda

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  • Roger Mikael Klang

    I concurr. She should en it if there is no chance that Putin will bend, which there isn’t.

    • puttypants

      Roger you don’t get it…we don’t want her to die for that monster. Be a live hero and not a dead one. Your death will serve no cause. Live on to fight the bastards.

      • Roger Mikael Klang

        Exactly my Point.

  • Murf

    She needs to stop so she can stand as a living symbols of Ukrainian defiance.

  • Czech Friend

    Nadiya, please LIVE. You have won because the monster had to murder Nemtsov for revenge.

    You are a hero and all world knows it now. Don’t die for that bastard! Ukraine needs brave people like you to move forward and away from illegal tyranny.

  • Rods

    Live, Nadiya, Live, so you can fight another day. Your courage, resolve and inspiration means that you and Ukraine will prevail in the end. Live for the day of celebration when you and Ukraine are free of that tyrant Putin.

  • puttypants

    I said this a month ago. Good, Ukraine please talk her into stopping this starvation. I agree don’t die for those bastards….don’t give them the satisfaction.

  • LorCanada

    Dear Nadiya, Your life is more valuable than your death because you will bring hope to your people. Putin has claimed another victim, Nemtsov, by cold-blooded murder, and many of Nemtsov’s supporters now feel the sad loss and a sense of hopelessness.
    You must live and keep the hope alive. Do not allow Putin to add your name to his list of victims. Choose “Life”!