The European Parliament attentively follows the situation with Nadiya Savchenko's detention in Ukraine; it could urge the Ukrainian government to release her - depending on the circumstances. Head of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said that at a press conference during the summit of leaders of EU member countries - as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.
'We'll look into what's happening. We'll have to see the facts, and then, if necessary, we will urge the government to release her', he said.
Earlier on March 22, Savchenko was stripped of her parliamentary immunity and detained - right during the Parliament's session.
The MPs have practically enabled Savchenko's detention by their vote.
"Based on the decision of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 22, 2018 to remove deputy immunity from the MP of Ukraine Nadia Savchenko, granting the permission to bring to criminal responsibility, detention, and selection of a preventive measure, you are informed of suspicion. Here are your rights and duties, I suggest that you follow me to the Kyiv SBU to draw up the detention protocol provided by the legislation of Ukraine,” Security Service investigator read the notice.
The deputy, after reading out the suspicion notice left the Verkhovna Rada building along with the law enforcers. The deputy together with the SBU investigators walked along the street to the building of the special services in Kyiv, surrounded by numerous supporters and journalists.