Russian court finds Ukrainian pilot Savchenko guilty

A Russian court has found Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko guilty in the case of two Russian journalists killed by mortar fire, the BBC reports.

Prosecutors argued that she ordered the mortar fire that killed the journalists in eastern Ukraine and want her jailed for 23 years.

But her lawyer said phone records proved she was captured by pro-Russian rebels before the journalists died.

The sentence will be handed down on Tuesday, after the court explains its reasons for the guilty verdict.

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