Russia: Court finds Ukraine’s “Joan of Arc” guilty for deaths of journalists

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March 21, 2016
Washington Post    
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"A Russian court Monday found a Ukrainian helicopter pilot nicknamed Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' guilty of involvement in the 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists, the conclusion to a case that has drawn international condemnation and revived old memories of Stalin show trials. Lt. Nadiya Savchenko had been accused of helping the Ukrainian army target the shelling that led to the June 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists in [a seceded region formerly part of Ukraine] at the height of fighting there. Little known before her capture, Savchenko, 34, has since become a national symbol of resistance in Ukraine and a target for Russians to focus their anger about the killing of [former Ukrainian] civilians." (03/21/16)  

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