Many of my followers know that I am from Ukraine. You might also hear that Ukraine is situated in the centre of Europe, but it looks like an outsider. Some of you heard that UA is one of the most corrupted ex-USSR countries, which cannot brake its tight knot with Russia, so currently is in war in its Eastern part. Everything is quite true, however, I would not like to make you sad while complaining about many things that are not good in UA. Today I am in a patriotic mood. I feel that today I need to share with you a true story about one example of true heroism which hardly can be found in the 21st century!
There lives one Ukrainian girl whose name is Nadiya, which means “hope” in Ukrainian. She is not a simple 30-years old girl who dreams about husband and big house, she is a pilot, a real military pilot, who spent most of her life in army. Hope is not a typical girl and has never been. In her childhood she dreamt about planes, she wanted to fly like a bird. I guess she wondered why people do not fly? Of course, strong adrenaline rush, fear, excitement and overwhelming sense of flying, and feeling of freedom – you hover in the sky like a bird. She wanted to feel this complete freedom. Somehow she managed to break rules and get a corresponding career, she became a real pilot. In the beginning it’s very difficult for a girl to prove military men that she is equal to them. She almost didn’t have a chance to sit in a real pilot chair, but one military man believed her and let her do it. Since that time she was one of the first pilot girls in Ukrainian army…Then UA faced the most difficult historical periods and Nadiya as a real military girl cannot stay aside. She took part in this war for Ukrainian independence and was taken prisoner by terrorists in the Eastern part of Ukraine. She was hold captive until terrorists brought her secretly to Russia to a real prison.
Nadiya was accused of death of Russian journalists, however, she has never been enough close to the place were these journalists were killed. She claimed to be innocent and started hunger strike. There is no serious evidence of her complicity in the crime stated, but Moscow doesn’t always follow general rules of judgement. Russia uses her as a hostage in her political games.
56 days this girl does not eat anything. She is physically very weak, her body is not with her, but her mind has never been stronger. I have no idea how it is possible, however, this brave girl is not afraid of death anymore. She tries to prove her innocence and she protests against this awful war, which has been started by Russia on the territory of Ukraine. This is her only weapon now. I have never seen a more heroic girl and surely you too. I believe that such brave people are born once in a century. She is a Ukrainian Janna Dark who gives a dare to the whole world. I cannot describe in words how proud I am that we have such people in our country. Moreover, I surely know that such a person cannot be found anywhere in the world. EU and USA as well as other powerful countries can never have such heroes because people there follow other rules of life. People there are too materialistic and too proud of themselves, there are lack of real heroism. You can call me too critical and strict towards other nations, who also went through many challenges and wars for independence. But let me remind you that many years ago these other nations might have been also very brave and patriotic, but it is history now. In our high-techs money-can-do-wonders world there is not enough place for high morality and great patriotisms. I do not believe that many of you are ready to leave everything and even die for your country. And this girl can do it. She has never dreamt about it, she definitely wanted another life for her, but somebody took her dreams, and all she can is fight till her last breath.
Many of such heroes are born In Ukraine. The history of my country is full of such examples. It is ill fate. I don’t know how long this country can be strong yet, but until Nadiya Savchenko and other heroic soldiers who are in the Easter part of Ukraine now are with us, we have no right to give up. Every Ukrainian citizen from the smallest to grown-up has to do everything possible to fight for our independence. We have many ways and many different weapons, but the strongest is our unity. We will win! Slava Ukraini!