Polish foreign minister slams Savchenko verdict

Poland's foreign minister has criticised a Russian court's ruling against Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who has been sentenced to 22 years in prison - thenews.pl.

“This is a kind of terrorism as opposed to humanism, because this is a case that should never have even seen the light of day,” Waszczykowski told reporters while on a visit to Minsk, Belarus. 

Savchenko was found guilty of charges connected with the deaths of two Russian journalists. She was accused of directing artillery fire in an operation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of which the journalists died. Savchenko denied the charges, and her lawyer claimed that she had been kidnapped by pro-Russian rebels prior to the deaths of the journalists. 

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