Meeting with Ella Pamfilova, Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights (11/03/2015)

Today, on behalf of the European Union and its 28 Member States, Head of the EU Delegation to Russia, Ambassador Ušackas met with Ella Pamfilova, Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights, together with other EU Ambassadors, and Ambassadors of the U.S, Canada and Australia as well as representatives from the embassies of Norway and Japan. They discussed the case of Nadiya Savchenko underlining humanitarian concerns and calling for her urgent release. This would be in keeping with the recently agreed "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in Ukraine. The meeting was organised as a joint initiative together with other embassies in Moscow.