“It seems to me that the PACE delegates, I mean those representing EU member countries, do not quite understand that the resolution on Savchenko is a single-use measure; it is beyond the frameworks of Minsk agreements. Perhaps they are delusional, thinking Russia will agree to release her, which, in their view, would mean that the Kremlin complies with Minsk agreements. But Russia never intended to do so, and one should understand there’s no progress in the matter. So, I’d say this decision by PACE will more likely help the rest of Ukrainian hostages illegally detained by Russian security services”, Novikov said.
As 112 International reported, on April 21, PACE approved the resolution urging Russia-backed militants in Donbas to immediately release Ukrainian hostages. The document also calls on Russian authorities to release Ukrainian citizens held as political prisoners in Crimea and Russia, starting with Nadiya Savchenko.