: Savchenko's release is only the beginning – Poroshenko

18:44 May. 25, 2016

Savchenko's release is only the beginning – Poroshenko

A joint press conference of Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko and Nadiya Savchenko, freed from the Russian prison, on May 25, Kyiv (UNIAN Photo)

'We are waiting for other Ukrainian political prisoners to come back home', Ukraine's leader says

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said that the release Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko is only the beginning of the process. He stated this during a joint press conference with Savchenko, on May 25, in Kyiv.

"This is just the beginning, because we are waiting for Soloshenko, Afanasyev, Sentsov, Kolchenko to return home and many other Ukrainians, who are now held hostage in Russia as well as in the militant-held occupied territories (in eastern Ukraine). I am very pleased that now Nadiya could join this struggle," the Ukrainian leader said.

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Ukraine's Ambassador-at-Large Dmytro Kuleba Dmytro Kuleba tweeted: "Let's keep working together to free other Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and occupied Crimea".

At least 30 Ukrainians are jailed in Russia and occupied Crimea on politically motivated grounds. Here are their names: 

 

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