Savchenko agrees to stop hunger strike – Poroshenko

18:00, 19 April 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that the Ukrainian fighter pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko during their telephone conversation agreed to put an end to her hunger strike.

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“Together with Nadia Savchenko’s mother Maria Ivanovna and her sister Vira, I asked Nadia to stop her hunger strike. I appreciate that she agreed,” Poroshenko tweeted.

According to the president’s press service, Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation Nadia Savchenko who is illegally retained in the Russian prison. In the course of the conversation, Petro Poroshenko noted that he was happy to finally have an opportunity to communicate with Nadia. He emphasized that the whole country was proud of her persistence and supported her.

“The entire country is proud of you, your persistence, courage, and patriotism. You have become a symbol of Ukraine,” the president said.

Read alsoPoroshenko hopes for consensus with Putin on Savchenko's releaseThe Head of State informed Nadia Savchenko on the actions aimed at her liberation and told the details of his phone conversation with Russiam President Vladimir Putin.

“Ukraine keeps doing everything for your liberation,” Petro Poroshenko said.

The president, Nadia’s mother and sister asked her to stop the hunger strike. “Even in such conditions, we should preserve your health,” he noted.

Nadia Savchenko agreed to stop the hunger strike temporarily.

The president informed on his willingness to send his plane to Russia to bring Nadia Savchenko back home.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Savchenko's question had to be considered at the PACE spring session on April 18.

Read alsoPoroshenko calls Putin to facilitate release of Nadia SavchenkoOn March 22, the Donetsk city court of Rostov region (Russia) sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in prison for the alleged murder of two Russian journalists.

After the verdict, Savchenko said she would not appeal, and from April 6, she resumed hunger strike, demanding her return to Ukraine.

According to the lawyers,  Nadia's condition is critical, she is completely exhausted.

Read alsoRussian GRU officers Yerofeyev, Alexandrov sentenced to 14 years in prisonAs reported earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, after Savchenko had been sentenced, said that Ukraine is ready to transfer to the Russian Federation two Russian military servicemen detained in Donbas – Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev – in exchange for the release of the Ukrainian pilot. The lawyer, Ilya Novikov, noted that Alexandrov and Yerofeyev are prime, but not the only candidates for a swap for Savchenko.

On April 18, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke on the phone with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to accelerate the release of Nadia Savchenko. 

Savchenko agrees to stop hunger strike – Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that the Ukrainian fighter pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko has agreed to put an end to her hunger strike.

“Together with Nadia Savchenko’s mother Maria Ivanovna and her sister Vira, I asked Nadia to stop her hunger strike. I appreciate that she agreed,” Poroshenko tweeted.

According to the president’s press service, Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation Nadia Savchenko who is illegally retained in Russian prison. In the course of the conversation, Petro Poroshenko noted that he was happy to finally have an opportunity to communicate with Nadia. He emphasized that the whole country was proud of her persistence and supported her.

“The entire country is proud of you, your persistence, courage and patriotism. You have become a symbol of Ukraine,” the president said.

The Head of State informed Nadia Savchenko on the actions aimed at her liberation and told the details of his phone conversation with Russiam President Vladimir Putin.

“Ukraine keeps doing everything for your liberation,” Petro Poroshenko said.

The president, Nadia’s mother and sister asked her to stop the hunger strike. “Even in such conditions, we should preserve your health,” he noted.

Nadia Savchenko agreed to stop the hunger strike temporarily.

The president informed on his willingness to send his plane to Russia to bring Nadia Savchenko back home.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Savchenko's question had to be considered at the PACE spring session on April 18.

On March 22, the Donetsk city court of Rostov region (Russia) sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in prison for the alleged murder of two Russian journalists.

After the verdict, Savchenko said she would not appeal, and from April 6, she resumed hunger strike, demanding her return to Ukraine.

According to the lawyers,  Nadia's condition is critical, she is completely exhausted.

As reported earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, after Savchenko had been sentenced, said that Ukraine is ready to transfer to the Russian Federation two Russian military servicemen detained in Donbas – Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev – in exchange for the release of the Ukrainian pilot. The lawyer, Ilya Novikov, noted that Alexandrov and Yerofeyev are prime, but not the only candidates for a swap for Savchenko.

On April 18, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke on the phone with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to accelerate the release of Nadia Savchenko. 

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