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 US outraged by miscarriage of justice shown at Savchenko trial, - US Ambassador to OSCE Baer

The United States strongly condemns continued detention of Nadiya Savchenko, Oleh Sentsov, and Oleksandr Kolchenko, and demands the release of all Ukrainian hostages illegally held by the Russian side.

This was announced by U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Daniel Baer at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

According to him, the U.S. authorities have not forgotten either about them, or about the rest of Ukrainian hostages detained under unfounded accusations by Russia.

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Daniel Baer stressed that the United States was deeply concerned by the information about abuse and violence against the Ukrainian prisoners in Russia. He also called Savchenko trial a miscarriage of justice.

U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE stressed that Russia should immediately drop baseless charges against Savchenko and other Ukrainian hostages, and release them.

In this regard, the representative of the United States said that the sanctions against the Russian Federation would remain until its obligations under the Minsk agreements were completely fulfilled. The U.S. Ambassador said that the continued retention of Ukrainian hostages directly contradicted Russia's obligations envisaged by the Minsk package of measures of February 2015.

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