: Back off from Ukraine! Savchenko urges Putin to get out from her country

15:41 May. 27, 2016

Back off from Ukraine! Savchenko urges Putin to get out from her country

Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who was freed from a Russian jail, arrives at her news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, May 27, 2016 (AP photo)

Released pilot and MP said she would work where Ukrainians need her

Ukrainian deputy and military pilot Nadiya Savchenko demanded from Russian President Vladimir Putin to leave Ukraine alone as well as all the countries "he got his claws into."

"Leave your empire to yourself and do not torment your people. Do not torture Russians. You cannot live twice, you will die one day anyway. We will all die. So live with dignity and let others live," Savchenko said at her first press conference in Kyiv after having been released from Russian captivity.

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Savchenko also responded to questions about her presidential ambitions. She said she is not going to Bankova Street (presidential Administration) already tomorrow, but is ready to work anywhere where Ukrainians need her.

It was reported on Thursday that Savchenko will soon become a member of the Verkhovna Rada's Committee on National Security and Defence. The MP also stated she is ready to become a negotiator of the Minsk group on resolving Donbas conflict and to facilitate further prisoner exchanges between Ukraine and Russia.

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