July 15, 2014
Russian has not yet allowed Ukrainian consul to see the captured pilot Nadia Savchenko who is imprisoned in the city of Voronezh.
According to UNIAN correspondent this was declared by Acting Director of the Department of Informational Policy of Ministry of International Affairs Vasyl Zvarych during a briefing on current foreign policy issues.
‘We again deal with the fact that word of Russian side don’t meet its actions. Today during the whole morning and up to now Ukrainian consul remains in Voronezh and in fact he have been trying to attack the jail # 3 where Savchenko is being kept, but with no success. The Russian side has not yet allowed the Ukrainian consul to visit Ukrainian citizen Nadia Savchenko’, – he informed.
According to him the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to take all possible measures to release Savchenko, including by attracting maximum attention of international community.
As it was informed earlier, military pilot Nadia Savchenko had been captured by terrorists in the ATO zone in the East of Ukraine in mid-June. Last week it was found out that she was kept under arrest in Russia. There she was accused of involvement in the death of Russian TV journalists who had come to Ukraine with group of fighters and would report on their attacks at Ukrainian militaries.
Russian investigators claimed that Ukrainian pilot was detained after she had come to Russia ‘without documents and under the guise of refugee’.
Ukrainian authorities declared that Nadia Savchenko was kidnapped by terrorists in Donbas and then transported to Russian authorities. A criminal case on abduction of Nadia Savchenko has been started in Ukraine.