Russia defends Ukraine pilot's detention; U.N., U.S. demand release

March 6, 2015 8:56 PM

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Russia defends Ukraine pilot's detention; U.N., U.S. demand release

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations, the United States and Britain demanded during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday that Russia release Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, but Russia defended her detention as legal.

Pro-Russia forces captured Savchenko eight months ago and handed her over to Russia, where she is being held on charges of aiding the killing of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine.

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