Ukraine - the ONLY joke which gets funnier each time you tell it!
Remember her? The hero of Ukraine. Caught Poroshenko with his hand in the cookie jar, and look where she is now
Ukrainian pilot seen as national hero arrested over ‘bomb plot’
Prosecutor alleges conspirators smuggled arms to strike Kiev parliament
Roman Olearchyk in Kiev 49 SECONDS AGO 0
Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who was freed from a Russian jail in 2016, was arrested on Thursday charged with plotting to blow up parliament in Kiev with arms smuggled from the country’s Russian-backed breakaway regions.
She and a group of conspirators are charged with plotting to blow up parliament and “finish off” government officials through a “terrorist act” using mortars, grenades and gunfire. Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s general prosecutor, described the plot as a means of furthering Moscow’s “interests” by sparking “chaos”.
Ms Savchenko has been seen as a national hero, who took a seat in Ukraine’s parliament after an internationally-brokered hostage exchange with Russia. Moscow had held her for nearly two years on war crime charges widely deemed to be trumped up.
Mr Lutsenko told parliament a sting operation uncovered the plot but stopped short of accusing Ms Savchenko of colluding with the Kremlin. He insisted Ms Savchenko undergo a “psychological evaluation”.
Also speaking in parliament, Ms Savchenko dismissed the charges against her as “surrealism”. She said she played along with a “political provocation” to expose what she described as cynical corruption by the administration of President Petro Poroshenko.
Ms Savchenko claimed she had been lured into a trap involving military special operatives and that her original intent in brokering weapon purchases from separatist eastern regions was to amass evidence of their origin and possible supply by Russia.
She said she played along after realising it was a trap because she wanted to demonstrate the hypocrisy of the country’s leadership.
“This is not a terrorist act, it’s a political provocation. It was needed for the leadership to understand that they too are mortals,” she said.
Ms Savchenko was serving as a voluntary pro-Ukrainian fighter in the country’s east when she was detained by separatist militants in 2014. She was handed over to Russia, where a court sentenced her to 22 years for complicity in a shelling that killed two Russian journalists.
During her trial, Ms Savchenko earned the nickname “Ukraine’s Joan of Arc”. In May 2016, Russia exchanged her for two Russian soldiers captured in east Ukraine.
Her arrest after MPs voted to strip her of parliamentary immunity comes as political tension and rivalries swell a year before presidential elections, adding to concern about the country’s ability to accelerate patchy reform efforts.
Without mentioning Ms Savchenko by name, Mr Poroshenko thanked security services for “preventing mass terrorist attacks and revealing the Russian special operation against Ukraine”.
Mr Poroshenko described the incident as “a reminder that a large-scale hybrid war is being waged against Ukraine, which we can only withstand with unity”.
The president faces an uphill battle to be re-elected as rivals turn increasingly populist and criticism mounts over his commitment to decisively crack still widespread graft.
Heh, this is bombshell!
According to the video released by the Poroshenko and his people, great heroine of Ukrops, EU, Majdan and former prisoner of evil Vladimir Putin -Natalia Savchenko, together with another person and few people from Ukrainian secret services who were apparently acting as a false agents were planing to overthrow illegal regime in Kiev by killing Poroshenko, Avakov, Parubij and some members of the parliament. Savchenko was to do it in the parliament during Poroshenko's speech. Se was to die in the process. Afterwards leaders of the separatist republics would not object to return to Ukraine with one condition -Ukraine would have to hand them Turchinov, man who was acting president after overthrow of the Ukrainian government in 2014 and who started war against people in the Eastern Ukraine. Savchenko was arrested today in the Ukrainian parliament.
I hope you have stocked yourself up with the popcorn. Lots of it :D
Details for those who understand Russian:
March 21, 2018, Kiev, Ukraine
Strana.ua website published the core messages of yesterday's press-conference of scandalous MP Nadiya Savchenko, accused of plotting terror acts against Ukrainian parliament.
Savchenko claimed she was not plotting any terror acts, as innocent people could have suffered as a result.
"It has never in my life even occur to me that the Verkhovna Rada could be blown up in a way that could cause the death of innocent people together with the guilty ones. I've been in the Parliament for two years now. If I plotted anything, I would have done it already. Some other people will come up, who will launch this Rada to the space".
The MP confirmed her desire to oust the government, although in a peaceful way.
Nadiya Savchenko claimed she did not collude with Russia or Russian secret services contrary to many suspicions expressed.
"They have no proof of my collusion with the Kremlin. I am not acquainted with Medvedchuk [the leader of Ukrainian Choice public movement, the only Ukrainian politician, who communicates with Putin directly], I never accepted any finances originating in the East, so to say. They have no proof of that and never will have", the MP said.
According to Savchenko, she had got at least three warnings in regard to operations aimed at her physical extermination. Allegedly the Presidential Administration was engaged in preparation of such an operation.
Putinist Russia a.k.a Soviet Union 2.0 will end in the same place as Stalinist Russia aka Soviet Union 1.0: on the ash heap of history. The only difference is Putinist Russia was born weak and isolated and Putin has only made it weaker and more isolated. Where Stalinist Russia was once a considerable (and brutal) empire, Putinist Russia has taken control of ... some province of Georgia and ... Crimea, and is so ashamed of their actions they lie like guilty children about them.