Nadezhda Savchenko says accusations that she plotted to blow up Kiev’s parliament and massacre its deputies are politically motivated. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Less than two years after Nadezhda Savchenko returned from a Russian prison to a hero’s welcome, the ex-military pilot dubbed “Ukraine’s Joan of Arc” (...)

Russian servicemen Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov look out from a glass-walled cage during a court hearing in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced two Russian servicemen, captured in Ukrainian territory last May, to 14 years in prison on charges relating to t(...)

Ukrainian   pilot Nadezhda Savchenko:  She climbed onto a bench and sang the Ukrainian national anthem at the top of her voice as the verdict was read out. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

A Russian court sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to 22 years in jail on Tuesday after finding her guilty of involvement in the killing of (...)