By a twist of fate, your humble narrator was got liberty because of Nadezhda Savchenko. Rather, because the law 3413. Nadezhda was co-author. It was adopted by Parliament on 26 November 2015 and involves staying one day in the Ukrainian custody equals 2 days in prison or 4 in colony. I was sentenced to the 3 years and 8 months in prison; and by the will of Savchenko and other Ukrainian lawmakers sat on the plank-bed “only” 11 months instead of 44. All the good things I can say about Nadezhda Savchenko ends.
The fact is that I don’t believe Savchenko neither a political prisoner nor a victim of the Putin regime, and do not feel any solidarity to her. If in Russia someone was convicted for separatism, for example, the denial of ownership of the Crimea or for participation in a liberal meeting or even for take-over – I would have expressed my sympathy for this person. Yes, we are on different sides of the fence, we are the opponents, if not enemies, but I was prisoned for politics, for my beliefs – and people are in prison because they think otherwise (maybe in conformity with the law).
But Savchenko was prisoned not because thought otherwise. Savchenko was prisoned because she came to Donbass to kill. She and others like her – killed journalists, dissidents and sympathizers, women and elders. They came to destroy homes, break families, annihilate infrastructure that was being build for decades.
The Ukrainian propaganda makes her a real hero. But she is this war criminal. Kiev regime thinks the world of Nadezhda Savchenko and this is undervalued by the Russian establishment. Over the last year Savchenko outshined Maidan, the anti-terrorist operation in the East, and the investigation of the crimes of Yanukovych
I will underline that Savchenko is a war criminal. She is a non-political, as, for example, the head of the Wehrmacht Wilhelm Keitel, the organizer of the genocide in Rwanda Jean Kambanda or led the operation “Storm”, the Croatian General Ante Gotovina.
The Ukrainian propaganda makes her a real hero. But she is this war criminal. Kiev regime thinks the world of Nadezhda Savchenko and this is undervalued by the Russian establishment. Over the last year Savchenko outshined Maidan, the anti-terrorist operation in the East, and the investigation of the crimes of Yanukovych. Runners in her honor were being non-stop airtime with the attraction of stars (e.g., Liya Akhedzhakova). Performances were organized. Feature-length films were made. Even there were some proposals to name streets in her honor.
Savchenko has become a trend, independent political figure, such a Solzhenitsyn of the current Kiev regime, a collective image of Ukraine. Ugly Ukraine, inside and out, spitting on justice and all state institutions, going with war on own people and being proud of the fact that it kills. In the end, the Ukrainians have believed that Ukrainian army holds Eastern Ukraine from separatist threats thank this brave girl, and the nation stuck together around ideas of nationhood and patriotism. Such a Horst Wessel, a German, who was killed during a showdown, but has become a symbol of the national socialists accidentally. Simply put in the right place at the right time
Of course, Nadezhda Savchenko is lucky. Exchange for men from Russian Military Intelligence has occurred because “Russians do not throw Russian” and the Kremlin could not use all its diplomatic and military potential for their liberation. Otherwise Nadezhda will be in prison the 20-plus years.
On the other hand, the media society will forget about Eugene Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, soon, but Savchenko will stil remain an icon. If you want I can be more specific: she will be an icon before the court session. Not Russian one but native Ukrainian. Because sooner or later she will be in the dock. Together with Poroshenko, Yatseniuk, Turchinov and the rest guilty of the murder of Russian journalists and tens thousands of residents of Donbass.