17:05 May. 25, 2016
Savchenko says she is ready to die for Ukraine at any moment
Nadiya Savchenko made a speech at the Presidential administration on May 25, after she came back to Ukraine from Russia.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said that 'Nadiya became a symbol, a symbol of pride and invincibility'.
Nadiya Savchenko: "I thank my mother for waiting for me, my sister for fighting for me, the people of Ukraine and the whole world. I thank all the guys that stayed alive and those that died for our Ukraine, I'm sorry that I am still alive but I am ready to die for Ukraine at any moment. I'm not going to talk badly about people, I don't want to share my hate, my anger, I hope that eventually I will only have wisdom, actually wisdom will come from those feelings. I don't want people to want war, I want people to want peace, unfortunately peace has to come out of war. I want to say 'hi' to Russians and tell them there's nothing to be afraid of, you have to get up from your knees, I understand it's not the easiest country to do that in".
At the end of the press-conference, Savchenko received the Order of Hero from Ukraine's President.