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 Pilot Savchenko was Kidnapped and Moved as a Result of Plotting of Terrorists with Russian Security Services – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ukraine expects Russian law enforcement agencies’ permission to visit kidnapped pilot Nadia Savchenko being held in a Russian detention center.

Besides, Ukraine shall appeal to the international community regarding Savchenko's detention. This was stated by head of Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgen Perebyinis, Censor NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.

''Once the permission is granted, the Ukrainian consul will be ready to leave to Voronezh immediately and meet her,'' Perebyinis said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

The statement of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation that Savchenko herself entered the territory of the Russian Federation seems doubtful, he said.

Read also: Russian Court Left Kidnapped Ukrainian Pilot Nadia Savchenko in Jail until the End of Summer

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the pilot was a prisoner of the militants. The fact that ''she was released from captivity and for some reason was trying to get into the Russian Federation is an absurd"

''There are substantiated suspicions that her movement to Russia was carried out on the basis of agreement or cahoots of the terrorists with Russian security services,'' Perebyinis said.

The diplomat assured that the Ukrainian party will appeal to the international community to release the pilot.

Read also: Russia Claims that Kidnapped Ukrainian Pilot Nadia Savchenko Detained as a Refugee

''We are convinced that only subsequent stricter sanctions may influence Russia to behave appropriately,'' the representative of the Foreign Ministry said.

According to him, the situation with Savchenko only confirms that Russia does not want de-escalation and to behave in a civilized manner.

He also did not excepted that the Ukrainian pilot's case may be considered in international courts due to the request of both the state and relatives.

 
 
 
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