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Russian Foreign Ministry does not give a hoot about immunity of Savchenko as PACE delegate

Russian Foreign Ministry refused to recognize the international immunity of the PACE delegate Nadiya Savchenko. It was reported by Savchenko's lawyer Nikolai Polozov on his Twitter.

The attorney unveiled the investigator's decision to reject the defense motion. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation saw no reason to change the measure of restraint, Joinfo.ua reports.

According to investigators, the immunity applies only to the PACE delegates being in office and the crimes Savchenko is charged of were committed before she received the status of the PACE member and do not relate to the work of this organization.

It should be recalled that Savchenko was captured by the LPR militants and illegally exported to Russia. She was accused of involvement in the murder of Russian television staff and illegal border crossing. She was also incriminated for conduction of hostilities by prohibited methods, but on March 26, the Basmanny District Court in Moscow found that the accusation was a "technical error".