: Mogherini adds her voice to many others worldwide calling on Kremlin to release Savchenko

13:45 Mar. 23, 2016

Mogherini adds her voice to many others worldwide calling on Kremlin to release Savchenko

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not seen) hold a joint press conference in the Treaty Room of the Department of the State in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2015. (Getty Images)

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the sentencing of Ukrainian pilot

Despite many calls, Ukranian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday.

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We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadiya Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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This is also the case for all the other Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia, including Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, that need to be guaranteed a safe return to Ukraine.

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