: Interfax: Kerry urges Russia to release Savchenko – U.S. Department of State

15:45 Apr. 16, 2016

Interfax: Kerry urges Russia to release Savchenko – U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry presents the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights, April 13, 2016, at State Department in Washington. ( AP Images)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on April 15 via phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and discussed the conflict in Ukraine, the U.S. Department of State reported on Friday.

According to the statement, "Kerry urged Russia to end the violence all along the line of contact, fully implement its Minsk commitments, and immediately release Nadia Savchenko and all other remaining hostages."

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"We've seen is a continued trend now over recent weeks of violations along the line of contact. And we have reason to believe that the majority of those are caused by the Russian-backed separatists, and so it remains a concern," Spokesperson of U.S. Department of State John Kirby said at a briefing. Full story

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