11:51 Apr. 13, 2016
U.K. urges Russia to let international medics examine imprisoned Ukrainian pilot
British Minister for Europe, David Lidington, has called on Russia to end the illegal detention of Nadiya Savchenko, according to an official statement.
"I am deeply concerned about the reports that Nadiya Savchenko's health is seriously deteriorating," the statement reads. "She has now refused food and water for 7 days in protest against her illegal detention in Russia, flawed trial, judgment, and sentence."
"I call on Russia once again to urgently fulfil its international obligations, including under the Minsk Agreements, and release Ms. Savchenko immediately," Lidington said.
In the statement, he also urged Russia "to show compassion and grant Ms. Savchenko's request to receive urgent medical assistance from international medical teams."