U.S. calls on Russia to set Savchenko free

12:00, 08 March 2016
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday has called on Russia to “immediately release” the Ukrainian female pilot, Nadia Savchenko, following a similar call by the European Union, according to an official statement published on the website of the U.S. State Department.

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“I am deeply concerned about the health and welfare of Ukrainian pilot and Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko, who since Friday has refused food and water to protest her continued detention by the Russian Federation,” the statement reads.

Kerry added that Savchenko’s “trial and continuing imprisonment demonstrate disregard for international standards, as well as for Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements.”

Read alsoEU calls for Savchenko's immediate release“The United States once again calls on Russia to immediately release Ms. Savchenko and return her to Ukraine,” says the statement.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia pledged it would grant access of the Ukrainian doctors to Nadia Savchenko on March 9. The team of three Ukrainian doctors on Tuesday set from Kyiv to Rostov region to examine and provide medical aid to the Ukrainian MP and female pilot.

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