Contents tagged with Nadiya Savchenko

  • Poroshenko: Savchenko agreed to end her hunger strike

    Nadiya Savchenko has agreed to stop her hunger strike after speaking over the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    “Together with Nadzheda Savchenko’s mother, Maria Ivanovna, and her sister, Vera, we asked Nadiya to stop her hunger strike. Thankfully, she agreed,” Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

    Savchenko had been on a dry hunger strike for two weeks.

    Earlier, the Ukrainian President said that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin “seemed to manage” to agree to preliminary terms …

  • PACE President urges Russia to release Savchenko

    PACE President Pedro Agramunt urged Russia to release Ukrainian pilot and member of the Assembly, Nadiya Savchenko, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "At the beginning of the April session of PACE, I have to reiterate our serious concerns about the situation of our member Nadezhda Savchenko, who remains in custody in the Russian Federation,” Agramunt stated

    According to him, the release Savchenko is especially important in light of the reports of her ongoing hunger strike and the deterioration of …

  • Lawyer: Savchenko's health continues to deteriorate

    Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer, Ilya Novikov, reported a sharp deterioration in his client’s health, Current Time reported, with reference to Ukrainskaya Pravda.

    Savchenko is on the 12th day of her dry hunger strike, but agreed to have IV fluids administered.

    “If yesterday, Nadiya’s sister Verna had not persuaded her to agree to go on a drip, her condition would have been even more complicated,” Novikov stated.

    Novikov stated that there was a possibility that Russia would agree to transfer …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerned over Savchenko's health

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed deep concern over the deterioration of Nadiya Savchenko’s health after 4 days on a dry hunger strike.

    "Ukraine strongly protests that Ukrainian doctors and consular officials are not allowed to visit the Ukrainian pilot, [and] that the Russian political leadership ignores numerous complaints of world leaders, [and] the Ukrainian MFA,  concerning this issue, [as well as the complaints of] human rights organizations and public leaders,” a …

  • President of Bulgaria calls for Savchenko’s release; says Crimea is Ukraine

    During his visit to Kiev, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev told his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Crimea belongs to Ukraine. He also stated that Nadiya Savchenko and other Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia should be released immediately, Poroshenko’s Press Secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on Twitter, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The President of Bulgaria: 'In every speech I emphasize that the Crimea is Ukraine. And Ukraine is Europe,'" Tsegolko wrote.

    The …

  • Nadiya Savchenko's health has deteriorated significantly

    According to Vera Savchenko, the health of her sister, Nadiya Savchenko, has deteriorated significantly, and she desperately needs medical attention. Vera Savchenko said this on the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    "Consuls visited her on Friday, and the information about her symptoms I received from them. They listed the symptoms. Nadiya always says that everything is fine, everything is great. When I saw her last time, she was the one who said to me: ‘All is well’, and because of all the events I …

  • Kremlin spokesman: Only Putin can make a decision on exchanging Savchenko

    According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, only Russian President Vladimir Putin can make a decision regarding an exchange of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko for Russian prisoners held in Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported.

    “Russia will act in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation. In all other respects, only the President can make a decision. What the decision is, I cannot say yet,” Peskov stated.

    After the Russian court ruled that Savchenko was guilty of killing two Russian …

  • Savchenko sentenced to 22 years in prison

    A Russian court has found Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko guilty of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists and sentenced her to 22 years in prison.

    The judge in the Russian town of Donetsk said Savchenko had been driven by "political hatred".

    "A propaganda machine is at work here, absent of justice and freedom," Savchenko’s lawyer wrote on Twitter.

    Nadiya Savchenko was found guilty of the murder of two Russian journalists. It is widely believed that Savchenko was in fact …

  • Russian court finds Nadiya Savchenko guilty

    A Russian court has found Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko guilty of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists.

    The judge in the Russian town of Donetsk said Savchenko had been driven by "political hatred".

    The ruling will not be official until the judge finishes reading it, but Russian media have stated that his wording "strongly indicates" that the judge will issue a guilty verdict.

    One of her lawyers stated earlier there was "no doubt" that the court in southern Russia would …

  • Savchenko wins Jan Karski Eagle Award

    Nadiya Savchenko has become the winner of prestigious Polish Jan Karski Award. Savchenko was given the award for her tempered heart in the fight for human dignity and pride, Radio Poland reported.

    By Savchenko’s conduct in the face of trumped up charges, she provides a shining example of a person who can be deprived of life but can’t be broken. “Currently, Savchenko is on a hunger strike,” the jury of the award reported. Jan Karski established the Jan Karski Eagle Award in 2000, not long …