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Russia backs away – Savchenko won’t be released

February 13, 2015

Russian Federation is not going to release Nadia Savchenko according to Minsk agreements

Russia backs away – Savchenko won’t be released

Question of release of Savchenko was not discussed in Minsk. The court will take decision on her release. – Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitriy Peskov.

He declared the during Minsk talks in ‘Norman format’ the question of liberation of Savchenko had been mentioned by Ukrainian side. President Putin responded that the decision will be made in court.

In other words, Kremlin in general and Putin in particular do not care for international agreements he made.

Minsk agreements presuppose exchange of prisoners in course of 19 days.

Russia backs away – Savchenko won’t be released

Savchenko’s drawing: ‘I was born Ukrainian and I will die Ukrainian’

Although it was agreed that prisoners and hostages should be exchanged on the scheme ‘all for all’, Russian Federation would not let Savchenko go.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented on this issue after the talks: ‘I was informed that this [release of Savchenko’ should be done soon after medical examination and preliminary investigation. I appealed to German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande that it should be done immediately’.


We remind that Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko was kidnapped by terrorists in Luhansk oblast in July 2014. Later she was taken to Russian Federation and accused of involvement in murder of two Russian journalists. Then Russian court accused Savchenko of illegal crossing of border.

It should be mentioned that the killed journalists had no permission to work in Ukraine and Savchenko was not involved in their murder.

On October 26, 2014 Nadia Savchenko was elected a member of parliament and later the Parliament delegated her to PACE.

However, Russian Federation would continue the falsified criminal case against Ukrainian citizen.

It has been two months since Nadia Savchenko announced hunger strike. The doctors say that damage to her health might be incurable.


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