Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko detained over suspected terror plot

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Series Details March 2018
Publication Date 23/03/2018
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Ukrainian lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko, an ex-military helicopter navigator who became a national hero after being held in a Russian jail, was arrested on charges of planning a military-style coup.

According to the General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, Savchenko was working with the Russian-backed separatists to obtain arms for attacking the Parliament, including mortar rounds, sniper rifles and grenades.

Savchenko claimed it was a plot by undercover agents working for the Ukrainian government to discredit her. She said she knowingly went along with the agents in order to reveal the scheme to the public.

On 22 March 2018 war hero and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko was detained by Ukraine's judicial forces over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of Ukraine and blow up parliament.

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Euro|topics, March 2018: Ukrainian national hero Savchenko in custody
Al Jazeera, 22.03.18: Ukraine: Nadiya Savchenko held over alleged coup plot
ESO: Find further nformation in ESO on Nadiya Savchenko
Atlantic Council: Blog: Ukraine Alert, 29.03.18: What's Up with Nadiya Savchenko?
Euromaidan Press, 30.03.18: The rise and fall of Nadiya Savchenko

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