Russian court finds Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ guilty for deaths of journalists

March 21, 2016 8:56 AM

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Russian court finds Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ guilty for deaths of journalists

MOSCOW — A Russian court Monday found a Ukrainian helicopter pilot nicknamed Ukraine’s “Joan of Arc” guilty of involvement in the 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists, Russian news agencies reported, the conclusion to a case that has drawn international condemnation and revived old memories of Stalin show trials.

Lt. Nadiya Savchenko had been accused of helping the Ukrainian army target the shelling that led to the June 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine at the height of fighting there.

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