(CBC) After nearly two years in a Russian prison Nadiya Savchenko can report from the belly of the beast. People listen to her, too. As one of Ukraine's first female military pilots, she is blunt, tough as nails and knows plenty about Russian tactics.
Now, as a free woman and a national hero, she's a rising political star.
This week, she's in Canada meeting with members of the Trudeau cabinet, among others, with a typically unvarnished message that boils down to this: Ukraine's friends should do as she did, and give Russian President Vladimir Putin an upraised middle finger. […]
University of Toronto's Lucan Way, for one, feels she has the credibility to pull off a presidential bid. But he also detects a shift in tone that could have a positive effect on relations with Russia. […]
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