25 may, designated by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada in the Ukrainian political calendar as the Day of the death of the Head ataman Petliura (90 years ago) and the day of extraordinary elections of the 5th President of independent Ukraine (2 years ago), has found another sense of the sacred. After numerous “false starts” and a series of “backroom betrayals” member of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko finally left the territory of the Russian Federation, where he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in the death in the Donbass two Russian reporters.
The first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko, who flew to Rostov-na-Donu on the plane of “stables” of the President of Ukraine, shared with the social network first impressions from today’s “detective”, by her expression, the day.
Together with the press Secretary of the head of state Svyatoslav Tsegolko Irina took off from Kiev at 6: 30. No Tsigalko, nor Gerashchenko off the plane in the Rostov airport is not, so told the Chairman of the SBU General Vasily Gritsak – the immediate supervisor of the special operation.
According to the agreement reached in Moscow (Gerashchenko does not specify a specific high-ranking officials – ed.) Savchenko needs to climb aboard the presidential plane at that moment, when in Gostomel (Kyiv oblast) Russian An-148 will take on Board your Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov.
The first shot after returning home. Savchenko gives an interview Photo: youtube.com
Returning to Ukraine Savchenko met the mother, Tymoshenko and jubilant crowd (9 photos)
(About the process in the Goloseevsky court of Kiev on these former members of the armed forces of the Russian Federation “MK” has repeatedly narrated)
After an hour of anxious waiting for the Ukrainian plane in Rostov drove two vehicles without license plates. As suggested by Ms. Gerashchenko, they were special forces, the FSB, and – somewhere beyond-tinted Windows – Nadezhda Savchenko.
“In this moment we have with Svyatoslav suddenly begin to end off the phones. Is the Russian media somehow found out about the plane, the imminent release Savchenko, ” said Gerashchenko. – All delayed. We get nervous. Looking through the open door of an airplane in the eyes of those who are in the car. All! Went on the movement! She gets surrounded by ten men in uniform. Looking at the sky, eagerly grabs the air. Coming on Board and shouted: “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!”. Oh and something else, but let them remain behind the scenes…”.
It turns out that Hope Savchenko put into the car back in 3 hours morning, that is, five hours before the appearance in the Ukrainian plane.
Just entered the cockpit, Hope smiled for the first time. Feeling that what is happening is true…
Uttering the first words that I would like to say to all those who supported it, Savchenko again abruptly rose from his chair and rushed to the cockpit: “I have to see the border crossing! Oh! Storm! Kharkov! Flew in Chuguev!”.
One of the first at the liberation of Hope Savchenko responded a prominent Ukrainian politician Volodymyr Lytvyn is now a member of the Parliament, who from 2002 to 2006, and from 2008 to 2012 years was its speaker.
“Now, the ordeal for Savchenko, and at the same time Alexander and Yerofeyev, was over – written by Vladimir. Petro Poroshenko received the opportunity to write this as a victory in the asset two years of presidency. Vladimir Putin – an additional argument for the leaders of Germany and France (probably the US) in favor of the fact that Ukraine should demonstrate its steps to implement the Minsk agreements. Ukrainian politicians – are struggling to demonstrate the glorification directly Savchenko. Especially with the feeling that some of them got on his head an additional problem, a threat to their leadership.”
For politicians, according to Lytvyn, it was advantageous to fight for her at a distance, and they would prefer to stay in Russia for a long time.
In less than 2 years Savchenko became a figure comparable to the level with the “tip” of Ukrainian politics. Now she is doomed to political ascent. “Just first or second place on the party list, is not for her” – suggests Vladimir Litvin at # 1 Savchenko in the party list of the all-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland”, in which Yulia Tymoshenko is “satisfied” only the second number.
Given the total distrust of the Ukrainian government and its media, according to Litvin, we can expect the emergence of new political configurations and scenarios. Of course, traditionally, Ukrainian result. But it will be then…
72-year-old Ben Cardin, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign relations, welcomed today’s release of Savchenko, the Ukrainian fighter pilot who had been unjustly detained in a Russian prison for nearly two years after he was detained on the territory of Ukraine and smuggled transferred to Russia”.
Her homecoming, says the Senator from Maryland, was made possible thanks to the actions of the U.S. Congress, high-level meetings and thought-out campaign in the world press. “I wanted to be a staunch supporter of the liberation of Hope,” recalled Ben Cardin. Her strength inspired many in Ukraine and around the world, and it’s a great day for her family, friends and supporters. I look forward to meeting with Hope”.
His seat in the Ukrainian Parliament, the Deputy Savchenko “can contribute to the restoration of democratic institutions in Ukraine and the process of its reform”, – said an American politician.
In fact, according to many Ukrainians, the next period of life of Nadezhda Savchenko can be much more complicated than her ordeal in the Russian penitentiary institutions. Already from its first steps on land in Boryspil district (yesterday’s prisoner made it that barefoot – izumu many journalists) in the mass consciousness beginning to take root idea: a lady something- not just an officer of the air force, she in addition to this political figure with considerable potential. And now she will have to be responsible for all subsequent steps in the composition of the parliamentary faction of “Fatherland”.
The fact that the exchange Savchenko on two former Russian soldiers Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov fell exactly on 25 may – the second anniversary of the victory of Petro Poroshenko’s snap presidential election – surprised not only of the correspondent “MK”.
Today’s environment was “supportive” and Khadija Ismayilova – opposition Azerbaijani journalist, which the Supreme court post-Soviet Republic “knocked off” 7, the 5-year term of incarceration to “conditional” 3 and a half years. Particularly observant then he remembered made by the press Secretary of the Ukrainian President photo from Istanbul humanitarian summit.
…In conclusion, will lead the reaction of one well-known Kyiv journalist Julia L.: “On, on…on Tuesday in the Parliament will be bright! For the first time in ten years, perhaps, I’ll go!”.
Watch the video on “the first footage after arrival Savchenko to Ukraine”
Nadezhda Savchenko arrived in Kiev international airport Borispol. Immediately after leaving the airport building Ukrainian pilot said a very emotional speech. Then she and her attendants went to the Poroshenko administration.
Video published on the website youtube.com user Fox TV
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