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Ukraine: Protesters pelt Savchenko with EGGS during speech in Odessa00:55

Ukraine: Protesters pelt Savchenko with EGGS during speech in Odessa

Ukraine, Odessa
July 24, 2016 at 17:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former Ukrainian servicewoman and current Verkhovna Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko was pelted with eggs in Odessa, Sunday, while attempting to answer questions from local residents.

Savchenko was giving a speech at Dumskaya square in Odessa when two men from the crowd started to throw eggs in her direction, although the protesters did not manage to hit her. Local police immediately detained the men.

At the end of May, Savchenko arrived in Kiev from prison in Russia after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning her in exchange for two Russian citizens detained in Ukraine.

The servicewoman had been sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists, Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, in Ukraine's Lugansk Region, and of illegally crossing the Russian border.

Ukraine: Protesters pelt Savchenko with EGGS during speech in Odessa00:55
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Former Ukrainian servicewoman and current Verkhovna Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko was pelted with eggs in Odessa, Sunday, while attempting to answer questions from local residents.

Savchenko was giving a speech at Dumskaya square in Odessa when two men from the crowd started to throw eggs in her direction, although the protesters did not manage to hit her. Local police immediately detained the men.

At the end of May, Savchenko arrived in Kiev from prison in Russia after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning her in exchange for two Russian citizens detained in Ukraine.

The servicewoman had been sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists, Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, in Ukraine's Lugansk Region, and of illegally crossing the Russian border.

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