Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
26th May, 2016
It became known that “Fatherland” prepared a monument for the arrival of Nadezhda Savchenko to Ukraine. It is planned to install the bust of the Ukrainian pilot in the lobby of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The author of the sculpture is the famous Ukrainian sculptor Yuri Kushch. It was he who created the monument in the Independence Square of Ukraine. A photo of the monument to the Ukrainian pilot was published on the page of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine on the social network “Facebook”.
While the official presentation of the bust, and especially the ceremony of its installation in the Verkhovna Rada, did not happen, on the sidelines Tymoshenko said that she refused this idea. The reason for this is an unfortunate incident with the flowers at the airport, which Savchenko refused to take them from her immediate supervisor — the head of the party in which she is a member of.