Mark Feygin: Russia is using jailed Ukrainian pilot as a pawn in its game with the west
Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was captured by separatists in the east of the country in June last year. The Moscow-backed militia battalion Zarya handed her over to Russian special services, to use her as a propaganda tool against the new government in Kiev.
Savchenko will appear in court this week for a preliminary hearing on fabricatedcharges of killing two journalists, Anton Voloshin and Igor Korneliuk, from Russian state television. Yet the pair died from artillery shelling two hours afterSavchenko’s capture.