G7 Envoys call for Savchenko’s immediate release

15:15, 16 March 2016
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G7 Ambassadors in Ukraine have called on the Russian Federation to release immediately Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, who has been imprisoned in Russia, as well as other Ukrainian hostages held in Russian captivity.


“G7 Ambassadors in Ukraine express their serious concerns about the health of Nadiya Savchenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who has been imprisoned in Russia since 2014 and is currently on hunger strike in protest against her detention,” reads the statement published on the website of Japan’s Embassy to Ukraine.

The Ambassadors “call on the Russian authorities to immediately release Nadiya Savchenko and to comply with the commitments made in the ‘Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements’ including the release of all hostages and illegally detained persons.”

Read alsoHard to call terms of Savchenko's return to Ukraine – lawyerUNIAN memo. Russia accuses Savchenko of the murder of two Russian journalists, as well as the illegal crossing of the Russian border. Savchenko and her defense have denied accusations claiming that at the time of the death of the Russian journalists, she has already been captured by the militants, who then forcibly moved her to Russia.

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