Ukrainian pilot Savchenko guilty of killing reporters: Agencies

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda (Nadia) Savchenko holds a sign inside a defendants' cage as she attends a hearing at the Basmanny district court in Moscow February 10 2015 file photo. The sign reads "I was born Ukrainian and I die Ukrainian". REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Monday foundUkrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko guilty of complicity in thekilling of two Russian journalists Russian news agenciesreported.

Prosecutors had earlier asked the court to sentenceSavchenko whose case is a major source of tension betweenRussia and Ukraine to 23 years in prison.

The 34-year-old is regarded as a national hero by manyUkrainians. She has denied any wrongdoing.


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