: E.U. welcomes Savchenko's return home and wishes her prompt recovery

19:15 May. 25, 2016

E.U. welcomes Savchenko's return home and wishes her prompt recovery

Federica Mogherini (AP Photo)

Mogherini urges all parties to release all those detained in connection the conflict in eastern Ukraine

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini wishes Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko a speedy recovery and urges all parties to fulfill their commitments to releasing all detainees and hostages associated with the conflict in Donbas.

The corresponding statement was published on Wednesday, May 25.

"Finally, Nadiya Savchenko is free and back in her country. The Ukrainian pilot was released today from a Russian prison - in exchange for the release of two Russian prisoners, in an overdue gesture of human compassion. We wish her a prompt recovery after her long imprisonment.

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The E.U. also encourages all parties to build on these positive steps, and to implement the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements", including the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

On May 25, Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko, who was illegally held in Russia for almost two years, was released and exchanged for the two Russian Special Forces servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine last year.  

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