Contents tagged with Savchenko

  • Savchenko visits Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbas

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was recently released from a Russian prison, met with soldiers in the war zone in eastern Ukraine, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Armed Forces headquarters.

    “During the night the Hero of Ukraine Nadiya Savchenko visited the area of the ATO [Donbas region] and was a real surprise for all. The People’s Deputy of Ukraine was able to talk with a number of military personnel, meet with former comrades in the service, and sit at the helm of a …

  • Poroshenko and Savchenko discuss sanctions list

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, met on Saturday, May 28th with Nadiya Savchenko. They discussed the "Savchenko-Sentsov" sanctions list and coordinated joint actions to speed up the release of Ukrainian prisoners.

    "We are in the active phase of the release of our hostages and we have no right to stop the work. On the contrary, we must intensify it," the press office of the President said, quoting Poroshenko.

    The President also passed on congratulations from US Vice President Joe …

  • Separatist leader tells Savchenko not to come to the Donbas

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, warned Nadiya Savchenko not to visit the Donbas.

    He said that he is not interested in engaging in any direct discussions with Savchenko regarding an exchange of the prisoners and advised her not to come to the Donbas, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Why is she talking about the prisoner exchange? She wants to have a dialoged with us? I am not willing to have this dialogue with her. She is just an ordinary prisoner of war," …

  • Russian human rights groups support the continuation of prisoner exchanges with Ukraine

    Leading Russian human rights advocates welcome the transfer of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine and Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov to the Russian Federation. They hope to continue the exchange of prisoners.

    “I’m very happy for Nadiya Savchenko and our guys. Nadiya Savchenko is going to have a triumphal life. She is a hero. I’m very pleased that common sense has prevailed here. The trial was a failure, as was her conviction to long years behind bars,” said Lyudmila Alexeyeva in her …

  • John Kerry welcomed the release of Nadiya Savchenko

    The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, welcomed the release of the former Army pilot in the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Nadiya Savchenko, and her return from Russia to her homeland. In his statement, he called Savchenko’s release an important element of Russia’s implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

    Secretary Kerry called on Moscow to meet its other obligations to these agreements, namely the release of prisoners and hostages, withdrawal of troops and restoration of Ukraine’s control …

  • Nadiya Savchenko freed as part of prisoner exchange

    Russia has released Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. She arrived in Kiev from Rostov-on-Don aboard Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s airplane, Rosbalt reported.

    “I am free,” Savchenko told a crowd in Kiev when she arrived at the airport.

    "The presidential plane with Hero of Ukraine Nadiya Savchenko has landed!" Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

    Two Russians who were held in Ukraine, Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov, were exchanged for Savchenko, and were earlier flown from Kiev to …

  • Savchenko refuses to sign the documents for extradition to Ukraine

    Nadiya Savchenko has refused to sign the documents for extradition to Ukraine. She explained her decision in a letter posted on her Facebook page.

    “I am outraged! The officials brought me a set of documents to complete for my extradition to Ukraine. I laughed wildly after reading them. The first question asked what my purpose was for crossing the Russian border. Can you imagine such a question? I answered that I was kidnapped by the Russian secret service. They immediately changed my answer to …

  • Savchenko's lawyer: The number of Russian servicemen held in Ukraine is more than reported

    Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer Ilya Novikov stated in an interview with the 5th Channel that there are other Russian servicemen, in addition to Evgeny Yerofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, who were detained by the Ukrainian side during hostilities in the Donbas. However, this information wasn't disclosed by the Ukrainian authorities.

    According to Novikov, it would be better for Ukraine to reveal this information to the public because it would increase pressure on the President of Russia, Vladimir …

  • Savchenko could be exchanged for Alexandrov and Yerofeyev before the end of May

    It became known to RBC that Moscow and Kiev have agreed on a mechanism for the release of pilot Nadiya Savchenko and two Russians that are considered “GRU soldiers” in Ukraine. They will be transferred to Russia to serve their sentence at home in synchronization before the end of May.According to RBC, and a federal official source close to the leadership of the Federation Council confirmed, Moscow will transfer Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine to serve her sentence and Kiev will return two convicted …

  • Russian Ministry of Justice receives preliminary inquiry on prisoner exchange from Ukraine

    The Russian Ministry of Justice has received the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice’s query on the provision of documents necessary for considering the transfer of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine, in order to continue serving her sentence there. The press service of the Russian Ministry reported this on April 20 in response to inquiries from Russian information agencies.

    The report stated that the court will consider the transfer of the Ukrainian, who was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment in Russia …