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 'I call on Russia to immediately release Nadiia Savchenko and other Ukrainian nationals who have been illegally detained', - Wallström

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström has called on Russia to immediately release Savchenko and other Ukrainian nationals illegally detained on numerous occasions.

"I call on Russia to immediately release Nadiia Savchenko and other Ukrainian nationals who have been illegally detained and held in custody in violation of the Minsk agreements," Wallström declared, Censor.NET reports citing the Ministry's press service.

"Sweden has called on Russia to immediately release Savchenko and other Ukrainian nationals illegally detained, including Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, on numerous occasions, both bilaterally in talks with Russian representatives and through the EU. As a demonstration of our support, our Embassy in Moscow is following Ms Savchenko's trial in the court room, and we encourage others to do the same. I stressed the efforts being undertaken by Sweden and the EU for the release of Savchenko when I met her sister Vira this fall in Kyiv and New York," Wallström stressed.

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"Russia must respect Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, and international law. The right to a fair trial is a basic human right", the minister summarized.


 
 
 
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