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 Nadiia Savchenko’s last plea, postponed by Russian court, goes public. FULL TEXT

Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko was to deliver pre-imposition statement in the court today. It should have been followed by the court’s decision on the date of verdict announcement. However, the judge adjourned the hearing of case until March 9.

Censor.NET has translated into English the full text of Nadiia Savchenko's final speech, which was published by her sister Vira on Facebook.

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"The last plea.

"I do not admit guilt. I do not agree with the verdict and recognize the Russian court either. I am not going to appeal against the verdict of guilty. I want the whole democratic civilized world to realize that Russia is a third world country ruled by a totalitarian regime and the dictator-tyrant, where the human rights and international law are trampled upon.

"The situation, when abductors and torturers are pretending to have the right to judge their victims, is an absurd! Is it possible to talk about a fair trial?! There are no legitimate criminal investigations and court decisions in Russia! There is only a show staged by the Kremlin puppets. And I deem it to be absolutely meaningless to waste a part of my life participating in it!

"Therefore, there will be no appeal against the verdict. This is what will happen instead: I am going to resume hunger strike for another ten days following the verdict, until the sentence comes into force regardless of its translation into Ukrainian, as they are also able to spin out time in that. I will go on a dry hunger strike ten days later, and Russia will have less than ten days to bring me back to Ukraine, where they abducted me from! And I do not care how they are going to justify it! I heard that Petro Poroshenko is pretty skilled in diplomacy. I hope that his diplomatic skills will be enough to reach agreement with one idiot in Russia, because he has promised my mother that I will be home back in May 2015.

"And while I will be bargained for, my life will be draining away and Russia will return me to Ukraine anyway - either dead or alive, but it will return me!

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"And my sister will be standing at the prison gate all these ten days day and night. She will be waiting for my release or my dead body. And if you imprison her, my mother will come in her stead. She is 77 years old. Will you lock her up as well? In this case, my friend will take her place, and then another Ukrainian and another! And mark my words - you will not have enough cells in your prisons for all of them! But while my fellow countrymen will be standing, the ordinary honest and decent Russians living nearby will bring them hot tea, sandwiches, and blankets for they all understand that a child of each of them may take my place tomorrow in this prison of all peoples called Russia!

"That is how Maidans are triggered! Do you really need it? You avoid it like the plague! Therefore it is better for the Kremlin to return me in Ukraine as soon as possible and alive!!!

"Meanwhile all states with democratic values should better learn the lessons of history in due time and recall that Europe once tolerated Hitler and U.S. was hesitant which led to the Second World War. Putin is a petty tyrant with emperor's habits, complexes of Napoleon and Hitler combined! A bear does not understand human language - it understands only the language of force. Therefore, if we do not become more determined and define priorities in due time, we will soon have the World War III!

"And as a politician, I will not extend my hand to Russia on the political arena. It is awkward to shake hands with someone who has been holding you in handcuffs and your people in shackles. But taking every political decision, I will always assess its impact on the ordinary people both in Ukraine and Russia for there are still a lot of honest, good, and decent people in Russia in spite of everything."

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