Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

27 May 2016, 14:04 1858
Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who came home on Wednesday after two years in Russian custody says she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians desire, The Associated Press reported.

Savchenko was pardoned by President Vladimir Putin and flown home in a prisoner swap after she was sentenced to 22 years in prison in March for the involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. She returned to a rapturous welcome after the imprisonment in Russia made her arguably Ukraine's most popular public figure.
 
At her first news conference upon her return, Savchenko told a full house of reporters on Friday what she would like best is to return to her job as a military pilot. However, she says she would be willing to run for president "if Ukrainians need this."