: Debate on Savchenko postponed
Politics12:34 Apr. 18, 2016

Debate on Savchenko postponed

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to discuss Ukrainian pilot's situation

UPDATE: PACE President Pedro Agramunt calls Russian authorities to release PACE member Nadiya Savchenko.

"At the beginning of the April 2016 part-session, I have to reiterate once again my serious concerns about the situation of our member, Nadiya Savchenko, who remains in detention in the Russian Federation. I deplore her continued detention and call once again for her release, including in line with the provisions of the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe,and Russia's commitments under the Minsk agreements," the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Pedro Agramunt, said on April 18.

STORY: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has postponed the debates on the Ukrainian pilot and PACE member Nadiya Savchenko who is illegally convicted and imprisoned in Russia, until April 21. Chair of Ukrainian delegation to PACE Volodymyr Ariev has reported about this decision on Facebook.

Read also Up-to-date news on the health of Ukrainian pilot illegally imprisoned and convicted in Russia

Ariev said, a special part of the report on prisoners of war is expected to be prepared by the time of the debates, including information on other Ukrainians held in Russia.

According to previous reports, the PACE was going to open its spring session with urgent debates on the situation of Nadiya Savchenko, whose health condition is critical due to the full hunger strike.

Ukrainian MPs earlier called for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to do everything possible for the release of Savchenko.


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