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President Poroshenko: International pressure on Russia will speed up Savchenko's release
10:31, 10 March 2016
President Poroshenko: International pressure on Russia will speed up Savchenko's release

Mutual statements of support from international leaders will quicken Savchenko's release

10:31, 10 March 2016

rian.com.ua

During his press conference in Turkey President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko encouraged international community to exert pressure on the Russian Federation in order to help free Nadiya Savchenko from illegal detention in Russia:

"Currently our main task is to save Nadiya Savchenko. All these days Ukrainian authorities and Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, on my instructions, have been in touch with our partners, world leaders, encouraging them to increase pressure on Russia. You have seen statements of the European Union, the USA and other international partners".

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Earlier rallies in Savchenko’s support were held in a number of cities in Ukraine and Europe.

The Russian court will announce its verdict in Savchenko’s case on March 21.

Nadiya Savchenko announced hunger strike on March 4.

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