Wednesday, May 25 2016 23:17 EEST
Finally home: Savchenko gives her first comment after returning to Ukraine
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The pilot apologized to all mothers whose children hadn’t returned home. Ukrainian pilot and People’s Deputy Nadiya Savchenko has given her first comment after returning to Ukraine from Russia’s captivity.

'I’d like to apologize to all the mothers whose children haven’t been returned yet, while I'm still alive. I’d like to apologize to those mothers whose children still are captured, while I am free. I’d like to tell you something. Yes, I won’t return the dead, but I'm always ready to leave my life on the battlefield for Ukraine. I'll do my best to release every captured child. Ukrainian heroes shouldn’t die,' she said.

'It's quite advantageous when heroes are dead; it’s bad when they are alive. It’s bad for everyone. But we’ll live. The heroes will come to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. They will be in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the envy of the Russian Duma and for the glory of Ukraine as a way of saying thanks to Ukrainian people,' the pilot added.

According to her, the Verkhovna Rada will be consisted of decent people, and all the Ukrainians will live like all the decent people.

'Frankly speaking, I have no idea how to do this. I don’t promise that this will happen tomorrow, I tell you that I am ready to die for this to be real and this will be real,' Savchenko said.

She also thanked all those who fought for her and other prisoners.

'Believe me, you fought for everyone who is to be released. If people didn’t speak, the politicians would keep silence forever. So thanks to all the people, thank you all,' the pilot noted.

Moreover, the People’s Deputy expressed her gratitude to those 'who wished well to me, because it’s due to you I survived,' and to those who wish evil - 'because I survived to spite you.'

'Thank you. Thanks for the flowers. I don’t think they are necessary. I’ll give them to Mom,' she concluded.

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