Contents tagged with Savchenko

  • Obama urges Putin to release Nadiya Savchenko

    During a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 14th, US President Barack Obama urged the Russian leader to release Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, Interfax reported.

    The news agency quoted the press secretary of the US Embassy in Moscow, Will Stevens.

    "President Obama also urged President Putin to release detained pilot and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko in accordance with the Minsk commitment to release all unlawfully detained persons," Stevens said. …

  • US State Department calls on Russia to implement Minsk Agreements and release Nadiya Savchenko

    According to Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State, Washington demands that Russia fulfill the requirements of the Minsk Agreements. The Assistant Secretary also called on Moscow to release Nadiya Savchenko.

    The US administration intends to uphold sanctions against Russia that were imposed due to the annexation of Crimea, stated Nuland on Tuesday, March 15th. "We will continue to cooperate with Ukraine on the …

  • PACE calls for Savchenko's immediate release

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has called on Russia to immediately release former Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko.

    “The continued detention of Savchenko is only worsening Russia’s international image and its relations with European countries. Savchenko’s release would be a strong move towards complying with the Minsk Agreements. It would also be a step towards resolving the current conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia should not waste this opportunity,” a statement …

  • Ukraine to begin criminal proceedings against leader of so-called LPR in absentia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has started the criminal proceedings of the Head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR), Igor Plotnitskyi, in absentia. The case against him was brought to court, the Chief of Staff to the Head of SBU, Oleksandr Tkachuk, said."The Security Service has started the criminal proceedings in absentia of Mr. Plotnitskyi. The conviction concerns the kidnapping of Nadezhda Savchenko and her illegal traffic to the Russian Federation. In the framework …

  • Observers say that Nadiya Savchenko will continue dry hunger strike

    Members of the Rostov Civic Observers Commission report that Nadiya Savchenko is in stable condition. She drinks water and has no intention of ending her hunger strike. On Saturday, public observers Valentina Cherevatenko and Vladimir Katasonov visited Savchenko, who is being held in isolation in Novocherkassk, Russia.

    Cherevatenko and Katasonov later related her condition to noted Russian photojournalist Victoria Ivleva, who relayed the observations on Facebook. According to her post, …

  • Vera Savchenko says her sister intends to resume hunger strike after verdict is announced

    Vera Savchenko, sister of Nadiya Savchenko, said that Nadiya intends to resume her hunger strike after the verdict is announced, which is scheduled for March 21 and 22. 

    As Vera said to the broadcast television "5 Channel" on the phone, she and their mother are not allowed to visit, nor are Ukrainian doctors, but only members of the Local Public Monitoring Commission. According to her, they gave Nadiya Savchenko baby food to stop the dry fast.

    According to the lawyers, the health status of …

  • Savchenko's lawyer says letter sent to her client from Poroshenko is a fake

    Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin, has reported that a letter sent to her from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, is a fake. Feygin had previously published the letter.

    “This morning, the Consulate General of Ukraine, Vitaly Moskalenko, and I have been part of a special operation. The fake letter given to Nadiya, which was allegedly written by the President of Ukraine, was aimed at discouraging her from her dry hunger strike,” Feygin said.

    According to him, Moskalenko received a phone …

  • Kremlin responds to Poroshenko's offer to exchange prisoners for Savchenko

    The Press Spokesman for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, has responded to Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, with regard to the release of Nadiya Savchenko. RBC reported that Poroshenko has officially stated his readiness to exchange Savchenko for Russian prisoners.

    “We have noted President Poroshenko’s statements regarding Savchenko. I am not ready to say more. I can however state that we have recorded the statements of Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin. He has said that the …

  • Hillary Clinton calls for immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko

    The candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, issued a statement in support of the people of Ukraine as well as Nadiya Savchenko and called for her immediate release.

    In her statement, Clinton emphasizes that she adds her voice to those heard around the world calling for the release of Ukrainian politician and officer of the Ukrainian Ground Forces from illegal detention in Russia, TSN reported.

    The …

  • Members of the European Parliament urge the EU to impose sanctions against Putin

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have urged the European Union to impose personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and 28 other people involved in the illegal treatment of Nadiya Savchenko – a citizen of Ukraine, military pilot and deputy of the Verkhovna Rada.

    57 deputies sent an appeal to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. "We, the deputies of the European Parliament believe that the EU should …