: Ukraine MFA protests Savchenko's detention due to deterioration of her health

16:00 Mar. 26, 2016

Ukraine MFA protests Savchenko's detention due to deterioration of her health

Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko smiles in a glass cage inside court, in the town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, March 22, 2016. (AP Photo)

Politicians and activists worldwide call on Kremlin to release Savchenko

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses strong protest with regard to the continuation of the illegal detention by the Russian authorities of illegally sentenced citizen of Ukraine – Nadiya Savchenko, which led to significant deterioration of her health and constitutes a danger to her life.

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"We are outraged by the unfounded refusal of the Russian side to allow qualified Ukrainian doctors to visit Nadiya Savchenko, which indicates an attempt of the Russian authorities to conceal her real health condition and deceive the international community about the so-called satisfactory state of health," the ministry said in a statement.

"We reiterate that under the existing prolongation of the detention of illegally sentenced Nadiya Savchenko, the Russian side bears full responsibility for her health and life."

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine urges Russia to immediately allow Ukrainian doctors to visit Nadiya Savchenko and to release her without delay, as stipulated by the Minsk agreements, which the Russian Federation is a signatory to.

"We call upon the entire international community to continue its pressure on the Russian Federation with the aim of saving life of the illegally sentenced citizen of Ukraine Nadiya Savchenko and her return back to Ukraine," the report says.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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