Nadiya Savchenko

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Hero of Ukraine, military, Lieutenant, navigator-operator of the Mi-24 of 16th Separate Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Aviation, delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Ukrainian MP. It's all about one person - Nadiya Savchenko, who on the daily basis proves with her own courage that neither Russian imprisonment, nor moral pressure, nor Putin’s regime can break her.

nadiya savchenko is a ukrainian hero

who must be saved



Taken captive



Questioned by terrorists from so-called Luhansk People Republic


Savchenko was placed in pretrial detention center in Voronezh (Russia). Ukraine urges Russia to immediately provide information concerning unlawful transfer of Savchenko to the territory of neighboring state


Voronezh city court detains Savchenko for two months, until September 9


The Investigative Committee of Russian Federation claims that Ukrainian pilot, previously captured by ‘LPR’ members, arrived to Russian territory as a refugee. Petro Poroshenko charges General Prosecutor’s office and MFA with a mission to release Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. Head of Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Ambassador Konstantin Eliseev calls on the EU to impose new sanction upon RF in relation to Savchenko’s abduction by Russian special services


Ministry of Justice of Ukraine applies to the Council of Europe with a request to acknowledge the fact that Savchenko is staying in Russia as a hostage Criminal case opened on the fact of deprivation of freedom of a navigator-operator of the Su-24 bomber and the Mi-24 helicopter Nadiya Savchenko. The investigation is being carried out by the district department of the GDMIA of Ukraine in Luhansk region. Pretrial investigation continues


Mark Feygin, Mykola Polozov and Ilya Novikov become Savchenko’s defence lawyers


European Court of Human Rights begins proceeding in the case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko against Russia. The case has been granted with the status of priority


Savchenko’s lawyer raises an appeal to Investigative Committee of RF concerning Nadiya Savchenko’s abduction under the Article 126 of the Criminal Code

EU demands release of Nadiya Savchenko


Voronezh city court dismisses an appeal raised by Savchenko’s defence and, having refused to release her on the 500,000 RUB bail, extends her detention until August 30


Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov askes the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President and the President of the PACE to help Ukraine release its citizens who are being unlawfully kept in the Russian Federation


Savchenko’s defence receives confirmation of the fact that Investigative Committee’s evidences proving Savchenko’s guilt were fabricated


Defenders of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko are being exerted pressure upon. The purpose of the pressure is to make them abandon the case


Ukrainian citizen, who has expressed his readiness to yield himself prisoner in place of Savchenko, paints a star on Moscow’s skyscraper in the colors of Ukrainian flag


The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awards Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko the Order for Courage of the 3rd degree. Savchenko has received the award for “courage and heroism shown in protection of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, fidelity to the oath and highly professional fulfilment of the duty”


Voronezh city court extends Savchenko’s arrest for two month. Savchenko is informed about the fact that she will be sent to the Serbsky Institute where she will undergo the psychiatric and psychological evaluation



Salil Shetty, Secretary General of the human rights organization Amnesty International, is asked to join efforts directed at liberation of Nadiya Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov


Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov and pilot Nadiya Savchenko are included into list of Ukrainian citizens who are supposed to be released according to the Minsk Agreements. This was stated by the Head of Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaychenko


During telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Petro Poroshenko emphasized the necessity to launch a political process and release all the hostages including those unlawfully kept in Russia, in particular – Nadiya Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov


President of Ukraine urges Russia to immediately release Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov and pilot Nadiya Savchenko according to the Minsk Agreements


Yulia Tymoshenko, the leader of Batkivshchyna party, no longer tops the list of candidates to Verkhovna Rada and offers Nadiya Savchenko to lead the list


Voronezh city court refused to release Savchenko on the 1 million RUB bail


Nadiya Savchenko is transferred away from pretrial detention center in Voronezh. The new place of her detention remains unknown. According to Investigative Committee of RF, she is to undergo the psychiatric and psychological evaluation in Moscow. Savchenko’s lawyers assume she was placed into pretrial detention center №6 in Moscow


MFA of Ukraine is preparing to deliver a note of protest to Russia in relation to illegal detention of Nadiya Savchenko in Voronezh and her illegal transfer to pretrial detention center in Moscow


Valeriya Lutkovska, the Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses her Russian colleague Ella Pamfilova with a request to urgently find out where and in which conditions Savchenko is being kept


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gives a promise to Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to join efforts directed at liberation of Nadiya Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov


Savchenko’s lawyers inform that the prisoner was placed into pretrial detention center №6 in Moscow. During the transfer, Savchenko has caught a cold


Under the request raised by Savchenko’s defence, Basmanny District Court (Moscow) postpones hearing in her case until October 13


According to Savchenko’s lawyer Mykola Polozov, the prisoner’s detention conditions in pretrial detention center №6 have worsened. Savchenko is forbidden to make notes – her diary was taken away and destroyed. Besides, she is forbidden to communicate with other prisoners


Under the decision of the HRC ‘Memorial’, Savchenko is acknowledged as a political prisoner


Appeal against the decision to send Savchenko to the psychiatric and psychological evaluation was supposed to be heard. Despite this fact, Savchenko is sent to the Serbsky Institute exactly on this day


Hearing of the appeal raised by Savchenko’s defence to dispute the decision to send the prisoner to the psychiatric and psychological evaluation is postponed to November 11


Daniel Baer, the US Representative to OSCE, calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko and provide representatives of international humanitarian organizations with access to her


Maria Savchenko, Nadiya Savchenko’s mother, addresses Vladimir Putin with a request to release her daughter


Basmanny District Court (Moscow) extends Savchenko’s detention until February 13. Savchenko was not present at the hearing as she was forced to stay in the Serbsky Institute to undergo the psychiatric and psychological evaluation. The hearing was held via cameras


Savchenko’s defence disputes the court’s decision to extend the term of her detention. Savchenko sees and recognizes one of her abductors on TV. This is a former combat of Zorya and the current head of the so-called ‘LPR’ Igor Plotnytsky


According to US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki, Washington is deeply concerned because of Russia’s decision to extend Savchenko’s detention for another couple of months. Besides, she called Russian court’s claim that Savchenko had crossed Ukrainian-Russian border illegally to be ridiculous and alogical


The procedure of Savchenko’s evaluation at the Serbsky Institute is completed. Sheis declared sane


Members of ‘LPR’ Igor Plotnytsky and Oleksandr Popov (Russian citizens) are informed about the fact they are suspected in hostage taking and abduction of Senior Lieutenant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Nadiya Savchenko


Savchenko is transferred from the Serbsky Institute back to pretrial detention center.

Basmanny District Court postpones hearing of the defence’s complaint until November 7. The complaint was lodged to dispute the refusal of the investigator to admit evidences provided by witnesses, previously questioned by Savchenko’s lawyers


Savchenko is brought to the court under the convoy consisting of 10 armed policemen. She refuses to talk to the judge of Basmanny District Court in Russian. However, she does not have an interpreter

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko writes a letter of resignation from Ukrainian Armed Forces due to the fact she was elected an MP


Basmanny District Court continues trial in Savchenko’s case. The court refuses to hold open court hearings, as well as to recognize Savchenko’s psychiatric and psychological evaluation as illegal


The investigators commission two more forensic expert assessments of Nadiya Savchenko


The Central Election Commission registers illegally detained Ukrainian officer Nadiya Savchenko as a Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


Nadiya Savchenko receives an MP identity card

"I am with you; I will not die until we break the walls of this bloodstained prison of nations called Kremlin together!"


State of Savchenko’s health has worsened, she asks for help


Savchenko announces hunger strike


Petro Poroshenko has a telephone conversation with the President of France Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. He focused attention on the necessity to release Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko as the state of her health had deteriorated


Vladimir Putin states that Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko will be released in case the court confirms her innocence


The court continues to keep Savchenko under detention. She is going on termless hunger strike


Yulia Tymoshenko calls on Savchenko to stop hunger strike


USA calls on Russia to release Nadiya Savchenko and other illegally detained Ukrainian citizens


Because of the hunger strike, Savchenko is placed in a separate cell. In the course of 28 days of the strike, she has lost 10 kilos


Verkhovna Rada approves the appeal to PACE and world leaders concerning liberation of Nadiya Savchenko


In the course of the hunger strike, Savchenko has lost 15 kilos. Russian officials are considering the necessity of forced feeding


President of PACE asks Russia to release Savchenko before the beginning of the Assembly Session


Savchenko breaks a hunger strike duration record in prison – 41 days


PACE adopts decision granting Savchenko with international immunity obliging Russia to release her.


Russian citizens propose to exchange lifting PACE sanctions for release of Savchenko


PACE adopts amendment for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to be released within 24 hours


Savchenko is transferred to Matrosskaya Tishyna jail. The new case is being looked for


Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has spent 10 years in Russian prison, calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko


Savchenko expresses her readiness to continue hunger strike until death

Lithuanian MEP joins hunger strike in support of Savchenko


Yulia Tymoshenko states it is hard to find even a small area on Savchenko’s skin to insert the needle and put Savchenko on a drip.


Basmanny District Court extends detention of Savchenko until May 13


US Senate adopts resolution on the release of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko


European Court of Human Rights gives an official refusal to Savchenko’s defence appealing to introduce urgent measures in relation to the prisoner


Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urges Russian officials to immediately release Savchenko


Batkivshchyna party makes the list of persons involved in unlawful imprisonment of Savchenko public. Overall, Savchenko list includes names of 35 people


Moscow city court extends detention of Nadiya Savchenko until May 13


The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awards Ukrainian MP and member of delegation to PACE Nadiya Savchenko with the title of the Hero of Ukraine


Moscow city court refuses to let Savchenko attend the PACE session


Having spent 83 days without food, Nadiya Savchenko agrees to stop hunger strike. She states she needs some food in order not to die


Savchenko announces another hunger strike


During the hunger strike announced on December 13, 2014, Savchenko has lost 28 kilos. She suffers problems with kidneys and liver


MFA of Russia refuses to recognize Nadiya Savchenko’s immunity as PACE member


The investigators commission five more forensic expert assessments of Nadiya Savchenko


PACE once again urges Russia to release Savchenko


Verkhovna Rada adopted the proposal on Savchenko list inititated by «Batkivshchyna»


US House Committee on Foreign Affairs adopts resolution on the release of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko


Russia has finally presented final version of accusation. Apart from “assistance in murder of two VGTRK journalists”, Savchenko is now accused of “illegal crossing of Russian border”. Savchenko denies accusations


Savchenkois brought to the 20th city hospital in Moscow. She agrees to start eating


Savchenko is brought back to pretrial detention center


Investigative Committee of Russia extends the term of investigation in the case of Nadiya Savchenko until November 13


Russian court refuses to recognize Nadiya Savchenko’s immunity as PACE member

Moscow court extends Savchenko’s detention until June 30


Participants of actions in support of Savchenko apprehended in Yekaterinburg and Moscow. During #FreeSavchenko actions, a journalist was beaten


Savchenko’s sister confirms that Nadiya has stopped hungering


Investigative Committee of Russia has officially completed investigation in the criminal case against Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko


Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko until September 30


Nadiya Savchenko is awarded “For Freedom” award in Poland


US Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power makes a call to Russia to comply with the Minsk agreements and release Ukrainian pilot and other hostages


Moscow court reports Savchenko completed studying the case


Savchenko’s defenceis denied with jury


Investigative Committee of Russia reclassifies Savchenko’s charge, after which she is charged with the direct murder of two Russian journalists in Donbas, not complicity in this crime


The criminal case is forwarded for consideration on the merits to Donetsk City Court of Rostov region


Nadiya Savchenko is convoyed to Rostov


Consul is banned from attending Savchenko’s trial


Savchenko’s lawyer posts her indictment online,website is attacked.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses categorical protest concerning the refusal of the Rostov Regional Court to forward the trial over Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenkoto Moscow


Moscow City Court dismisses anappealof Savchenko’s defence concerning the extension of her detention until September 30


Nadiya Savchenko is nominated for Sakharov award

Book of Nadiya Savchenko is presented in Lviv


Russian Court leaves Savchenko jailed for another 6 months

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A picket demanding to release Savchenko is held in Rostov-on-Don


Rostov Regional Court dismisses Savchenko’s protection defence appeal concerning the extension of her detention


Savchenko makes a will and intends to begin hunger strike


Savchenko becomes aco-author of the draft law for the first time. Draft law envisages that 1 day in remand prisonshall be counted as 2 days in prison for the prisoners


Defence of Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko postsall 40 volumes of the case on line


The court grants the request of the LPR’s militants’ leader Ihor Plotnytskyi to close the hearing of Savchenko case


24 copies of book by Nadiya Savchenko are confiscated on the Russian border from her sister Vira


Russia opens a case against Vira Savchenko. The case is initiated under Part 2 of Art. 297 of the RF Criminal Code: contempt of court, expressed with insult of the judge, juror or other person doing justice


Verkhovna Rada adopts the Law of Savchenko: 1 day in remand prisonshall be counted as 2 days in prison


Savchenko requests the withdrawal of the court and prosecutors, but the judges do not leave


The court receives the materials of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine but refuses to adduce these materials


Savchenko announces hunger strike until the end of the court. Russian court leaves Ukrainian in custody until April 16


Poroshenko signs the so-called “law of Savchenko” which envisages that 1 day in remand prisonshall be counted as 2 days in prison for the prisoners


Rostov court leaves Savchenko in custody


Савченко вызвали врачей из-за плохого самочувствия в результате длительного голодания


Суд по делу Савченко отклонил сразу 14 ходатайств защиты. В частности, адвокат Полозов подавал ходатайство об исключении недопустимых доказательств


Doctors are summoned for Savchenko. In protest against the extension of detention, Ukrainian announced a hunger strike in late December of 2015 and lost 15 kilos


The court in Savchenko’s case dismisses 14 defence’s appealsat the same time. In particular, Savchenko’s lawyer Polozov request for exclusion of inadmissible evidence


Russian court rejects defence’s materials because they are composed in Ukrainian


The court in Savchenko’s case refuses to call important witnesses


A hunger strike campaign for the release of Savchenko starts in Europe


The court in Savchenko’s case appoints a debate on March 2


Consul of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine is called to the Ukraine’s MFA and is handed a note of protest demanding to stop systematical violation of the rights of Ukrainians illegally detained and sentenced in Russia


The US State Department demands immediate and unconditional release of Ukrainian pilot


Pickets in Savchenko’s support are held in Ukraine, Finland, Czech Republic and Russia


More than 270 prominent Western figures appeal with an open letter to European leaders to release Nadiya Savchenko. Among them are Nobel Prize winners, writers, scientists, politicians, public figures, philosophers, artists from at least 20 countries


35 people are detained in Moscow during a rally in support of the illegally detained Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko

The EU makes a “Savchenko’s list” headed by Putin


Russian authorities detain deputies from the Batkivshchyna party, who flew to the hearing of the Savchenko’s case

Russian court does not allow doctors, relatives and consuls to Savchenko

Actions in Savchenko’s support sweep the world

The EU receives a letter about Savchenko’s release, signed by 36,000 people from over 26 countries


US Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power, the Opposition Labor Party of Australia, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini urge Russia to free Nadiya Savchenko

8 people are detained in St. Petersburg during a rally in support of the illegally detained Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko

Nadiya Savchenko stops dry hunger strike but still refuses food


Media report that Putin promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel to release Nadiya Savchenko after the announcement of her sentence


PACE rapporteurs demand to immediately release Savchenko


Yulia Tymoshenko urges deputies of all factions to create a group that will travel to Russia at the time of Savchenko’s sentencing to support her


G7 Ambassadors urge Russia to release Savchenko. Obama personally calls on Putin to release Savchenko. Slovak President Andrej Kiska calls on the Russian authorities to release Ukrainian pilots


Poroshenko communicates “Savchenko’s list” to Europe


All 28 heads of states and governments of EU member states express their solidarity with Nadiya Savchenko and demand to release Ukrainian


Savchenko’s sentence is announced in Donetsk


Donetsk Court of the Rostov region of Russia sentences Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko to 22-year imprisonment in a colony and a fine of 30 thousand rubles


The court continues announcing Savchenko’ssentence. The judge calls Savchenko “banderivka” and does not allow the part of the Ukrainian delegation to the courtroom


Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation is satisfied with the verdict in the case of Ukrainian pilots Nadiya Savchenko, who is sentenced to 22-year imprisonment. Official representative of the office Alexander Kurennoy states this.

The EU insists on the release of Ukrainian pilot by Russian authorities


Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine opens two criminal proceedings against Russian judges and prosecutors involved in the sentencing of Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko


US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko


Nadiya Savchenko’s verdict came into effect


The official exchange of Nadezhda Savchenko for GRUvtsov Erofeev and Alexandrov