Nadiya’s 3rd day of freedom: visiting fallen comrades and getting a new mission

On her 3rd day of freedom, Nadiya Savchenko visiting her fallen friends at a Kyiv cemetery, May 28, 2016 (Image: Vira Savchenko's FB post)

On her 3rd day of freedom, Nadiya Savchenko visiting her fallen friends at a Kyiv cemetery, May 28, 2016 (Image: Vira Savchenko's FB post) 

Political prisoners, Politics, Ukraine

Article by: A. N.

Ukrainian news sites report that on her third day after returning to Ukraine from illegal imprisonment in Putin’s Russia, Nadiya Savchenko visited the cemetery where some of her friends killed in combat defending Ukraine from the Russian aggression are laid to rest. Later in the day she had a meeting with President Poroshenko.

Savchenko’s sister Vira posted a short post with several photographs from the cemetery visit. In it she said: “We came to our friends. And it started to rain … The heavens are crying. Nadiya asked me whether I have a feeling that they all are standing [around us]..?
“We Will Live!”

President Petro Poroshenko and Nadiya Savchenko having a meeting on third day after her freeing from Russian captivity (Image:

President Petro Poroshenko and Nadiya Savchenko having a meeting on the third day after her release from Russian captivity (Image:

Later in the day she met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko conveyed to her warm greetings from US Vice President Joseph Biden and the President of the European Parliament Martin Schultz. He emphasized that public activism in the United States and European countries demanding to liberate the Ukrainian political prisoner had a significant impact on attaining her freedom.

The president thanked Savchenko for her steadfast public support of the Minsk Agreement, which the Ukrainian government supports, to which she replied that she was able to follow attentively the negotiations in Minsk in February 2015: “I am grateful to you for having made them.”

They also discussed the Savchenko-Sentsov List for sanctions and coordinated joint actions to accelerate the release of other Ukrainian prisoners.

Interestingly, President Poroshenko also “coordinated with N. Savchenko the perspectives of presenting of Ukrainian position” in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the European Parliament. It will the first assembly that Savchenko will be attending since she became an elected PACE deputy while in Russian prison.

When she was asked by Poroshenko whether she is ready to work on international issues, Savchenko responded: “I am ready to work. My wish depends on wishes of Ukraine. Because now you are the one who implements them, I am ready to work wherever you tell me.”

The president proposed to Nadiya that she visit several European countries and meet with their leaders.

They concluded their meeting by discussing the situation on the frontline with Russian hybrid forces, the increase in Russian artillery attacks and the death of Andriy Zhuk, the battalion commander of the 72nd Brigade.




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  1. Avatar wisesteve says:

    I wish her good luck in everything she does

  2. Avatar Hurd Harley says:

    I’m sure the president would like to see her time spent on international issues.

    1. Avatar Alex George says:

      Yes you are of the uneducated brigade. When will Putin get supporters who have been to school for more than 5 years in their life?

    2. Avatar Turtler says:


      Do you realize what the term “Nazi” means? National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

      In what way is Nadiya German?

  3. Avatar Czech Mate says:

    Shouldn’t Nadiya take at least two weeks off? I think she deserves that before getting into work!

    1. She was off for too long 🙂

  4. Avatar Mazepa says:

    Unlike the mockal ‘army’, which uses it’s artillery while stationed (hiding) behind the skirts of women and children, Ukrainian warriors only exterminate mockali in true professional manner…up front and direct.
    The mockali have always been nothing more than cowards, drunks and pedophiles.
    Poootin has demented thugs fighting for him – we have heroes.

    1. Avatar Alex George says:

      Ha ha, you clearly do not have the faintest idea of what is happening in Ukraine.

      The pathetic and weak Russian Army tried to intervene and got shot up. Its last attempt at an offensive was in January 2015, and it went nowhere. That is when Putin gave up attacking, because the Russian Army is not good enough.

      The problem is that Russian boys have the best equipment, but they do not have the courage. What else can you expect from barbarian slaves? Poorly-equipped but highly motivated Ukrainian volunteers stopped them cold.

      That is why Russia now only holds 7% of Ukraine, despite its best efforts.

    2. Avatar Brent says:

      Really? Is that why it took Russia’s “World Power” army 7 months to capture one little airport in Donetsk???

      You sound dumb enough to also believe those “farmers and miners” could operate a sophisticated missile system like the BUK that resulted in 298 innocent citizens murdered by Russia’s terrorists….

      I guess you suck at commenting….

    3. Depends on the farmers’ training. Those trained for Russian army are tougher nuts.

  5. Avatar Alex George says:

    Yes Putin and his supporters are indeed hateful NAZIS. I can see why the whole world spits on the goverment in the Kremlin – they are just uncivilised eastern barbarians.

  6. Avatar Mazepa says:

    As we cut the throats of the 3 (out of 19) mockal monkeys last night, we laughed out loud talking about the comments from the drunk gavayi gay boy…
    Much like monkey putin, he is gay also!
    Don’t worry gay boy, we will kill monkey putin also. He knows we’re after him, but even the mockal fsb knows very well that we will find him and kill him.
    pootin’s head will be mounted on a stick in central Dnipropetrovsk – guaranteed.
    Smert mockalyam.

  7. Avatar Turtler says:

    “Western dictionary fanatic.”

    As opposed to what? An illiterate baboon fanatic?

    Do you even realize what you are saying? I doubt it. Especially since Nadiya is not German (as the Nazis were).