Mother of captured Ukraine pilot lobbies Germany to help free daughter

March 23, 2015 1:50 PM

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Mother of captured Ukraine pilot lobbies Germany to help free daughter

BERLIN (Reuters) - The mother of captured Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko sought German support on Monday in her campaign to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin into ordering the release of her daughter who has become a national hero in Ukraine.

Pro-Russian separatists battling Kiev's forces captured Savchenko, 33, last June and handed her over to Moscow, where she is being held on charges of aiding the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

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