Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Senior Lieutenant of the Ukrainian army, Nadiya Savchenko, was captured by terrorists of the “Luhansk People’s Republic.” A video of her interrogation (in Russian/Ukrainian) appeared on the Internet from Censor.NET, citing LigaBusinessInform.
Below is the partial text of Nadiya Savchenko’s interrogation:
–So you came here as a volunteer?
–What were you missing? Adrenaline?
–I have plenty of adrenaline in my [daily] life.
–Even more so. For big money?
–What big money? You really think someone would pay me for this? I had an idea since I came here.
–What is the essence of your idea?
–I gave an oath to the people of Ukraine to protect Ukraine and its territorial integrity.
–Protect [it] from whom?
–Protect [it] against external invasion.
–And where is your outside invasion from?
–And I heard you have blacks and Poles fighting with you.
–Everything is clear [with you]. I have not seen blacks or Poles.
–You are the navigator and operator of the Mil Mi-24 helicopter.
–Wow, you got an “A” for shooting, have awards, certificates, and letters of appreciation from the command.
–Don’t you read those reports, it was written as a joke. This is nonsense, that’s just the way it is.
–Nadezhda Viktorovna, what is the number of forces fighting against us, which forces, what can you tell us?
–Do you think I know this? I think the whole of Ukraine [is fighting against you].
–No, I mean now. You are mistaken that the whole of Ukraine [is fighting against us], and life has shown already that you are very much mistaken. Specifically who is fighting against us: which groups, what are their numbers, weapons. It is easy and simple for you as an officer [to answer this question].
–Definitely. See, I wrote a report, asked to be deployed here. They wouldn’t let me come here. Just as they don’t give me the information—who, how many. I’m telling you, I just came here for vacation, I came to my guys, I was waiting for them, came to pick up the wounded.
–Well, let’s just define whether we will speak or not.
–Defining: I mostly ignored [this information], but I would not tell you anyway, because I understand why you need this information.
At this point the video is cut off. It looks like they didn’t release the full version of the interrogation. Another fragment of interrogation was published in the [Russian] newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda.”
–Why did you come to this land with weapons?
–This is our land.
–Let’s call a spade a spade. In Kyiv, the junta staged a coup, overthrew the legitimate president, and imposed their own rules. And here people refused to obey the junta. Don’t they have the right to live according to their beliefs?
–They don’t want to conform to Kyiv, but [they] want to obey Moscow?
–So let them want to conform even to Honduras. Do they have the right?
–People always have the right.
–So what do you want from them?
–And what does Russia want from us with its invasion?
–If Russia wanted to intervene, it would have cleaned up here a long time ago. And we are only observing for now.
–…I have a wish for our people of Ukraine figure out everything and stop fighting amongst themselves.
–If you are released to freedom, will you come here with weapons again?
–They won’t let me out, they will kill me. And besides, your Russian authorities will kill me in accordance with those charges, which they attribute to me.
This is the video with Nadiya two weeks before she got captured (in Ukrainian):
In 2011, a Ukrainian TV station made a film about Nadiya Savchenko (in Ukrainian):
United Nations Development Programme wrote about Nadiya in 2009: