By Nadiya Savchenko, letter from Novocherkassk prison
10.20.2015, received and posted by her sister Vira Savchenko
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
The words of Nadiya Savchenko
(Today I received a note with her thoughts, and am sharing it):
“Putin, to satisfy his own ego and immortalize himself in history, invaded Crimea. So that the international community would forgive him this violation of international law, he signed his people up for a second Afghanistan in Syria. Russian statesmen have never shunned paving the way for themselves with human lives on the path to absolute power.
Only now it behooves you, Russians, to pay with your own blood for Putin’s ego …
Pilots bravely fly their planes to drop bombs, right until their planes start falling. And when planes appear in the sky, sooner or later there comes a weapon to shoot them down.
From the Syrian situation, Russians will gain not only the judgement of Syria, but also terrorist attacks in Russia. The Russian people must find the courage within themselves to stop the insatiable power of the Kremlin in their home, in Russia. That will cost them less blood than getting pummeled by the rest of the world.
I cannot understand rulers like Bashar Assad, who knows that if he left the government, then the international community could agree on joint action for the benefit of his people. Instead, he keeps his seat like lice on a host. At the time, Yanukovych and his government made the same mistake. Had they made a conscientious decision in time, so much blood would not have been shed in Ukraine.”
Myself, I also sign under these words.
Source: Vira Savchenko FB