On Tuesday, March 8, the activists of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Crimea held one-man pickets in support of Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force pilot, illegally kept in captivity in the Russian Federation.

People were standing with placards saying “#Free Savchenko” on the roads of Simferopol. The activists also plastered slogans urging to free Savchenko to the poles along the roads.

Michael Batrak posted the photos on his Facebook page with the captions: "Freedom to Nadezhda Savchenko. Crimea join us!”, “We can be deprived of almost everything, but as long as the sun shines and water flows ... There is a Hope (‘Nadezhda’)!”

Post published with the hashtag # FreeSavchenko, # Savchenko.

PHOTO: Facebook page of Michael Batrak