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.
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.