: Chairman of Ukrainian Helsinki union on Savchenko trial
Opinion19:27 Mar. 21, 2016

Chairman of Ukrainian Helsinki union on Savchenko trial

Human rights advocate discusses possible criminal case against Savchenko's kidnappers

Chairman of human rights organization Ukrainian Helsinki Union Mr. Oleksandr Pavlichenko discusses with UT's correspondent Volodymyr Solohub trial of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, its upcoming verdict and possible further steps.

Read also Nadiya Savchenko Detention: Key facts and dates (Infographic)

Mr. Pavlichenko believes that Ukrainian prosecution should have opened a criminal investigation into the kidnapping of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

"I think nobody has illusions about what happens in Russia today; it's totally and purely politically motivated" – Mr. Pavlichenko commented on outcome of Nadiya Savchenko's verdict and the trial in general.

Watch also UT's Viewpoint with Oleksandr Pavlichenko Long way for Ukraine to protect the rights of IDPs from Donbas and Crimea

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