Russian court finds Savchenko guilty of murder

It ended as it had begun and continued throughout: in farce and confusion.

A court in the small Russian border town of Donetsk in Rostov Oblast on March 22 found Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Sevchenko guilty of the murder of two Russian journalists in Ukraine.

And in an incident typical of her behaviour during the trial, Savchenko broke into a rousing Ukrainian folk song after the guilty verdict was read. The judge immediately ordered a break in proceedings and cleared the court, with Savchenko’s sentence yet to be handed down.

When proceedings resumed, Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison – prosecutors had demanded 23 years.

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