Earlier, 29 Russians were proposed to be included in the Savchenko List, which was drawn up after advice with the lawyers of the Ukrainian pilot, human rights activists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. According to Channel 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin led the list. The other 28 persons were Russians and pro-Russian militants, including leader of the "LPR" terrorist organization Igor Plotnitsky. The list also contained Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov. It was also proposed to include in the Savchenko List "those involved in the illegal imprisonment of filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko and other citizens of Ukraine in Russia.
the #SavchenkoList handed over by #Ukraine to EU contains the names of 44 Russians & 2 Ukrainians. #Russia #Savchenko
- Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) 17 марта 2016 г.
57 MEPs have signed a petition to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to initiate Savchenko List by the example of the Magnitsky List (the list of Russian officials implicated in the events related to death of Sergei Magnitsky, who were subjected to a visa ban by the U.S. - Ed.).