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EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs calls on Russia to immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian Nadia Savchenko

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has called on the Russian authorities to immediately release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko
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“I have been following with the utmost personal attention the case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko since the very beginning. This is no longer just a judicial or political case: now it’s a matter of human compassion. Her health condition is deteriorating rapidly and we all fear terrible consequences,”- Federica Mogherini said in the statement published on the website of the European External Action Service, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.

Mogherini said that Nadia Savchenko’s “release would be in line with Russia’s international human rights commitments as well as 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.”

“For these reasons, I call on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ms Savchenko on humanitarian grounds,” – she said.

It should be recalled that yesterday Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said to Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin that his ministry will not allow Ukrainian doctors to visit Nadia Savchenko in jail because of her challenging behavior at the court hearing on Wednesday while delivering her last word to the Russian court.

Earlier Nadia said that she would continue the hunger strike and Russia would have to return her to Ukraine “dead or alive.”