UK urges Russia to fulfill Minsk agreements and immediately free Savchenko

The Russian Federation must stick to the Minsk agreements and immediately release illegally condemned Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko.

Censor.NET reports quoting a statement by Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

"The guilty verdict and sentence of 22 years imprisonment delivered by the Russian court in the case against Nadiia Savchenko is deeply flawed. Ms Savchenko was captured in eastern Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists and taken illegally across the border into Russia in June 2014. Her ongoing detention by Russia is in clear breach of international law and the UK Government has repeatedly called for her release," Hammond said.

"Russia needs to fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements, including the "release and exchange of all hostages and illegally held persons", and release Nadiia Savchenko immediately," Hammond remarked.

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