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 EU calls on Russia to immediately free Savchenko

The official representative of the European External Action Service (EEAS) expressed concern on Monday about the hunger strike declared by Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko.

"The European Union continues to call for Nadiia Savchenko's immediate release," a statement released in Brussels reads, Censor.NET reports.

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According to the EU spokesperson, such a step would also be in line with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements" and the commitments therein to release all hostages and illegally detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

"The European Union underlines, as it has done on previous occasions that Russia bears responsibility for the health, well-being and observance of the human rights of all persons it detains," the document reads.

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