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Markin: Savchenko will not be released because Russian court is ‘cooler’ than Merkel, Hollande and Poroshenko

Vladimir Markin, the representative of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation, repulsed the request of the heads of state to release Nadiya Savchenko without permission of Putin or the court.

Vladimir Markin

Once again, Russia refused to release the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. The Head of the IC of Russia Vladimir Markin said that the heads of France, Germany, and Ukraine were not such figures of authority for him, so that he could release the hostage at their request. He added that the investigation would continue, Nadiya Savchenko would go on trial.

"The investigative bodies have already expressed their position. There is nothing to add," said Vladimir Markin, commenting on the joint demand of Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel, and Francois Hollande to release Nadiya Savchenko.

"Savchenko is accused of accessory to murder of the Russian citizens. The investigation of the criminal case against Savchenko will continue, but only the court will decide her fate," Markin said.

It should be recalled that today, March 3, Hollande, Merkel, and Poroshenko called on Putin to release Savchenko immediately.

Yesterday, March 2, President Petro Poroshenko granted the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko imprisoned in Russia the title 'Hero of Ukraine'.