Petro Poroshenko encourages UN to increase pressure on Russia to release Savchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine will never recognize the verdict of the Russian court in Savchenko’s case
19:48, 23 March 2016

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko encouraged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to increase pressure on the Russian Federation in order to ensure Nadia Savchenko’s release. Poroshenko and Ban Ki-moon discussed the issue in a telephone conversation, informed press service of the President.

“President of Ukraine encouraged to increased pressure on Russia in order to restore justice and release Nadia Savchenko”, - the press service reported.

Moreover, Poroshenko reiterated that Ukraine will never recognize the verdict of the Russian court.

The parties coordinated further steps to secure freedom of all Ukrainians illegally detained in the Russian Federation.

On March 22, Nadia Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in standard regime penal colony

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