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Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko's Autobiography Confiscated as 'Potentially Extremist'

Nadezhda Savchenko

Twenty-four copies of Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko's book have been seized from her younger sister at the Russian border, the pilot's lawyer Ilya Novikov wrote on Twitter on Monday.

“Vera has had trouble at the Russian border again. Two packets of books were seized,” he tweeted, adding that the older Savchenko's writings were to be investigated over fears they contained “extremist” content.

In another tweet, he suggested that the book cover — containing an offensive term which has attached itself to Russian President Vladimir Putin — might have been one of the reasons for the confiscation.

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