At Least 3 Detained at St. Petersburg Rally for Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

March 9, 2015 11:41 PM

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Police have detained at least three people for participating in a rally in St. Petersburg in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who has ended her 80-day hunger strike in a Russian prison.

Some 70 people lined up Sunday on St. Petersburg's central Nevsky Prospekt, holding hands and displaying Ukrainian flags and ribbons in that country's blue and yellow national colors, the city's Fontanka news agency reported.

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