Contents tagged with Savchenko

  • Poroshenko urges US and EU leaders to put pressure on Moscow to release Savchenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the leaders US and EU to increase pressure on Russia in order to secure the release of imprisoned Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko.

    "Ukraine has sent a letter to the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia to release Nadiya Savchenko," Poroshenko wrote on his Twitter page on Monday.

    Savchenko’s health has deteriorated since going on a dry hunger strike on March 3rd.  

    "She is determined to be present in court on March 9th, and [wants to] have …

  • Founder of Russian Ren-TV urges Putin to release Savchenko

    The founder of Russia’s Ren-TV company, Irena Lesnevskaya, has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for the release of Ukrainian citizen, Nadia Savchenko.  Savchenko was charged in Russia with the murders of two Russian journalists.

    The letter was posted on Facebook on Sunday.  “While the whole world is looking, Nadia Savchenko is dying as a result of her dry hunger strike in a Russian prison.  I call on every humane and Christian part of you to stop this …

  • European Parliament MPs, British government call for immediate release of Savchenko

    Deputies of the European Parliament and the city of London have called for the release of Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko.  In a letter addressed to Savchenko, 26 deputies announced their intention to “continue their struggle” for her release.  This letter was posted by Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Freygin, on his Facebook page.  The Ukrainian pilot is seen to be a victim of the unjust regime of the Kremlin.  European parliamentarians have called Savchenko’s behavior “an example of strong …

  • Ukraine sends group of doctors to examine Nadiya Savchenko

    According to the Consul of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don, Vitaliy Moskalenko, a group of three Ukrainian doctors have been sent to Russia in order to examine the condition of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as reported by Glavnoe.

    “Urgent measures have been carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the President, a group of doctors who examined her before has been identified. I think they will arrive tomorrow in Rostov,” quoted him as saying.

    Moskalenko said that the doctors …

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: Trial of Savchenko is 'farcical and outrageous'

    The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt recently voiced his indignation at the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. “I was glad to see [her] yesterday. Nadezhda’s trial is farcical and outrageous. She has to be released,” Pyatt tweeted.

    In Russia, Savchenko was accused of murdering two employees of Russian state television who had stayed illegally in Ukraine while providing intelligence support to armed, pro-Russian separatists. She was also accused of the attempted murder of a …

  • Russian journalist: The judge is scared of Savchenko's closing statements

    The final hearing of Ukrainian citizen, Nadiya Savchenko, has been postponed by the judge after the Ukrainian pilot compared Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to Hitler. Anton Naumock, the correspondent of the Russian Bureau of Radio Liberty, stated this during the evening radio broadcast of Krym.Realii.

    According to him, Nadiya Savchenko "has always responded bluntly to any injustice" and that is why the judge has postponed the session on March 9, 2016.

    "She was constantly in altercations …

  • The Kremlin declines to comment on Savchenko's hunger strike

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the hunger strike declared by Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot being charged in a Russian court.

    “I do not want to comment on it. It is not a question that relates to our agenda. Moreover, there is a trial, and certainly some comments from our side would not be allowed,” Peskov said, as reported by Interfax.

    Savchenko declared a hunger strike starting March 3rd after the Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region …