OSCE says Savchenko's release integral part of implementing Minsk deal – Kuchma’s spokesperson

18:30, 11 March 2016
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Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Representative Martin Sajdik said following the Minsk talks of a Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas crisis settlement that the issue of the release of Nadia Savchenko, who has been held illegally in Russian captivity, is an integral part of the implementation of the Minsk agreements, that’s according to Darka Olifer, spokesperson for Ukraine’s second president, now the country’s representative to the contact group, Leonid Kuchma.

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"The issue of release of our pilot Nadia Savchenko was particularly acute: this is an integral part of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office's Special Representative Martin Sajdik also noted this," Olifer wrote on Facebook.

“Once again, the Ukrainian side has raised a question of the release of the Ukrainian hostages and granting access to them of the ICRC experts,” Olifer said, adding that the ICRC representatives have not yet gotten to the military and civilians illegally held captive in the militant-controlled areas of Donbas.

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