Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Congressman Eliot Engel said during the hearing that Nadiya Savchenko is true hero of Ukraine while her firmness has inspired many people fighting for the independent, democratic, and prosperous Ukraine.
H.Res.50 resolution "calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by the Russian forces in eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014" reads that the Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who volunteered her services to the Ukrainian Aidar battalion, was captured by the Donbas People's Militia, detained on Ukrainian territory, deprived of rights to due process, and illegally transferred to the Russian Federation to stand trial on unsubstantiated charges of terrorism.
The resolution calls on the United States, its European allies, and the international community to aggressively support efforts to release Nadiya Savchenko and other illegally detained persons.
Sources in the U.S. Congress specified that according to the procedure, the document will be sent from the Committee directly to a vote at the House of Representatives. As the resolution does not contain any conflicting provisions, its final adoption is expected shortly.
It should be reminded that the document was submitted late January by congressmen Sander Levin, Marcy Kaptur, Mike Fitzpatrick, Mike Quigley and Bill Pascrell.