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Nadiya Savchenko officially becomes Hero of Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko awarded Nadiya Savchenko, a Member of Parliament, a member of the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with the title 'Hero of Ukraine'.

The Head of State Petro Poroshenko signed a decree granting the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko the title 'Hero of Ukraine,' Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the AP.

"Nadiya is a symbol of unbroken Ukrainian spirit and heroism, a symbol of the way one should defend and love Ukraine, a symbol of our victory," the President said.

Poroshenko has noted courage and tenacity of the Ukrainian woman who had been captured, illegally taken to the country-aggressor, who has long experienced psychological pressure and forced to go on a hunger strike in protest. The President also noted that Nadiya Savchenko is a symbol of how much depends on one person.

"We will do everything to liberate you from imprisonment. I strongly hope that I will have an opportunity to hand you the Gold Star of the Hero of Ukraine," the President said.

It should be recalled that 33-year-old Ukrainian pilot, people's deputy of Ukraine and member of the parliamentary delegation to PACE Nadiya Savchenko has been detained in the Russian prison since July 2014. As a protest Nadiya Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for 80 days.