Mogherini calls on Moscow to release Savchenko immediately

EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini calls on Russia to immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko on humanitarian grounds.

This is said in the EU High Representative’s statement.

"Despite many calls, Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday. We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadiya Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine," reads the statement.

According to Mogherini, this is also the case for all the other Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia, including Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, who need to be guaranteed a safe return to Ukraine.

As reported, the Donetsk City Court of Rostov region of Russia sentenced Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in a penal colony on March 22.


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