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Ukraine will never recognize show trial of Nadiya Savchenko – President

Ukrainian President said in his statement on the verdict of the Russian court on Nadiya Savchenko’s case that Ukraine will never recognize “either this show trial or their so-called sentence”
Ukraine will never recognize show trial of Nadiya Savchenko - President

On Tuesday President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in his statement that “it was a shameful show trial organized by the country-aggressor against the Ukrainian Officer who defended her land from enemy’s encroachment,” Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the Presidential Administration.

“Ukraine will never recognize either this show trial or their so-called sentence, absurdity and cruelty of which proves that Russian justice has returned to the period of Stalin-Vyshinsky,” – said President Poroshenko.

“Both Ukrainian and international personal sanctions must be imposed against everyone involved in prosecution of Nadiya Savchenko, Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian citizens, Ukrainian patriots-hostages illegally tortured in Russian territory,” – stressed the President of Ukraine.

“The whole world supports us in the battle for Nadiya’s liberation. From now on, this struggle enters the final stage.

I do not only hope that Nadiya Savchenko will return to Ukraine. I am doing everything possible and impossible for that.

In the course of the meetings at the highest level in the Normandy format, I have repeatedly raised the issue of liberation of Nadiya and other Ukrainian hostages. And I have received support from other participants of the format. President Putin said that he would return Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine after the so-called court decision.

Now it is the time to fulfill that promise,” – said President Poroshenko.

“In my turn, I am ready to convey two Russian servicemen detained in our territory for their participation in the armed aggression against Ukraine. Judicial inquiry of their cases is on the final stage. Immediately after its completion, I am ready to ensure their transportation to the Russian Federation through appropriate procedures,” – Ukrainian President said.

It should be recalled that today the Donetsk City Court of Russia’s Rostov region has sentenced Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years’ imprisonment in a penal colony.