Ukraine marks tragic anniversary
A 10-year-old girl Nastya never speaks about her parents. But she remembers them very well. She has their pictures in a central place of her room.
Her father was a pilot. On that very day he took his family to the 60th anniversary of Ukraine's fighter squadron for an exceptional aviation show. But the airshow turned into a tragedy.
A Su-27 warplane was performing risky aerobatic manoeuvres when it clipped the ground.
It sheared through a crowd of hundreds of spectators before exploding in a ball of fire.
The two crew ejected and survived. They are currently serving from five to fourteen years in prison for failing to follow orders, negligence and violating flight rules.
Nastya recalls the tragedy very well, although she was five when it happened.
“Nastya is a very strong girl. She never lets me cry and she never cries either. If she does it, she does in her heart; you can never see her tears,” Nastya's grandmother, Nina Mikhno, said.
Nastya was taken away from the scene with injuries by unknown people. After that terrible day she hid every time she saw a plane in the air and did not speak at all for a long time.