European Union External Action

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the sentencing of Nadiya Savchenko

Despite many calls, Ukranian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday.
 
We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadiya Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

This is also the case for all the other Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia, including Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, that need to be guaranteed a safe return to Ukraine.