Nadiya Savchenko showed that she will be defiant to the end when during a March 9 court hearing she gave judges the middle finger. The Russian court said the same day it will not announce its verdict on her fate until March 21-22.
“You wanted my last address to the court? Here it is!” she said in Ukrainian, stepping up on the bench inside the defendant’s cage and flipping off the judges.
The question now is whether Savchenko will live until the verdict or whether international pressure will be successful in getting the Kremlin to release her. Savchenko is detained on bogus murder charges in the killings of two Russian journalists in 2014.
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