Translated by Maria Stanislav and edited by Voices of Ukraine
“My sincere thanks to the President of Ukraine and the Ukrainian delegation, who took part in the sixteen-hour-long round of negotiations in Minsk.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your endurance, fortitude, and loyalty to Ukrainian values and Ukraine’s position.
I understand that it was a titanic effort on your behalf. Last night, I stayed awake, as you did, awaiting the results of the negotiations.
I also thank you for giving me hope at the beginning of the end of my imprisonment in this prison of nations where I am being held right now.
I am looking forward to meeting you soon, in our Ukrainian homeland, and hope to shake your stalwart hands.
Gratitude and respect,
VoU: Nadiya Savchenko appeared in Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on February 10, 2015, where her detention was extended until May. You can watch her speech and statement in court here.