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Imprisoned Ukrainian MP on hunger strike

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 23.01.2015 15:45
  • Halyna Pastushuk investigates the plight of Nadiya Savchenko.
Nadiya Savchenko is a helicopter pilot who fought in the Iraq war and a newly minted Ukrainian MP.

Armed pro-Russian rebels ride a tank in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine, 22 January 2015. EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO

She is on hunger strike in protest at what she says are fabricated charges of war crimes brought against her by Russian investigators.

As Radio Poland’s correspondent Halyna Pastushuk reports from Lviv, Savchenko has become the most controversial prisoner of the war in Ukraine, with Vladimir Putin clashing with Barack Obama and Angela Merkel over her fate.

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