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 United States Urge Russia To Free Jailed Ukrainian Pilot

Washington has called on Russia to immediately release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. The U.S. Department of State considers that the new charges of Savchenko 'go against logics'.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Oct. 29, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Liberty

Psaki said that Savchenko's pretrial detention in Russia, which was extended this week by a Moscow court, was "an outrage" and violated Russia's commitments under the Minsk agreements.

Psaki also said Washington was "deeply concerned about new criminal charges expected to be filed" against Savchenko.

Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian separatists on June 18 near the eastern Ukrainian village of Metalist before turning up in Russian custody in early July.

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Under Russian court orders, she has been held since October 10 for "psychiatric evaluation" at the notorious Serbsky Institute, a facility behind a wave of diagnoses used to lock up dissidents during the Soviet era.

 
 
 
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