At trial, Savchenko said that she was an activist of the Maidan, after which she ended up in the Aidar battalion.
Savchenko about his stay on the Maidan:
I attended there as much as possible, when I had time, I worked and served in Vody then. I came there on my own will - it was the will of my people and my own. I think it is right that the tyrants who are overpowered should not rule people. I fully supported my people in their desire to live freely, with dignity and fairness. She just helped people to be there and exist, put firewood in the stove. 19 numbers, when it all started, I tried to stop it all, talk to the soldiers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. When it was already impossible, I tried to look after the situation, not to allow unnecessary bloodshed. 21-22-I was mainly engaged in the provision of medical care.
When she went to the Donbass, Savchenko, according to her, “gave instructions to artillerymen and mortar-gunners where to shoot.” In this case, the accused does not consider his actions to be an adjustment to the fire.
RIA News leads a fragment of the dialogue between the prosecutor and the accused.
You said where to shoot: to the right, to the left of the road, but you do not think this is an adjustment of the fire?
Yes, I did. You can consider this as a fire adjustment, but this is not an adjustment.
For your information:
Correction of fire (TSB) - is the identification of errors made in the preparation of the initial data for the shooting, and the introduction of appropriate amendments in the process of shooting and shooting artillery, mortars and machine guns. Correction of artillery fire includes the introduction of corrections in direction, range and height in the installation of sighting devices (protractor, level and sight), remote fuse or fire control devices. It is made on the basis of the results of observation of the place of falling of shells relative to the target.
When asked by the state prosecutor whether Savchenko killed people, the defendant answered in the affirmative, adding:
She killed those who threatened me and my homeland. And it was in all the wars in which I participated.
According to Savchenko, she and several other “Aydarovtsy” were at first captured by LC soldiers, and therefore were “handed over to the Russian side as a gift for the ataman.”
On Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia website, a video allegedly containing N. Savchenko’s arrests has been published:
Ukrainian users immediately announced that Savchenko’s words and these frames are “evidence” that she was delivered to the territory of the Russian Federation illegally. These conclusions are made by users on the basis of the 18-second video, in which the face of a captive female is not even shown ... But even if Savchenko was not on her own free will in the territory of the Russian Federation, what does this fundamentally change? Or is it legal to attack journalists from a mortar? .. A Russian court has the right to judge a foreign citizen if he has committed a crime against Russian citizens. And that Savchenko "pointed out where to shoot," she herself says ...