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Estonian Parliament urged Russia to release Savchenko
14:42, 15 March 2016
Estonian Parliament urged Russia to release Savchenko

80 MPs voted for sanctions against Russian officials responsible for her capture and detention

14:42, 15 March 2016

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Most of the MPs supported the document, in which they demand to set Savchenko free, as she is held in Russia illegally (nv.ua)

Authors of the statement also offered to impose sanctions on Russian individuals that are responsible for capturing, detaining and illegal judging of Nadiya Savchenko”.

As 112 International reported, in mid-December 2015, Russian court ruled that the pilot stays in detention until April 2016

Nadia Savchenko, MP and former Ukraine’s Air Force officer, was captured by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine in summer 2014. She says they captured her, forcefully brought her to Russia and passed her to Russian investigative authorities. Savchenko is charged with murder of two Russian reporters who worked in eastern Ukraine without any permission of the Ukrainian government. She is also charged with the illegal crossing of the Russian border. The pilot, her defense team and the Ukrainian government deny all charges, demanding to release her.  

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