Contents tagged with Nadiya Savchenko

  • Ilya Novikov: The US Government insists on the immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko

    The U.S. is insisting on the immediate and unconditional release of Nadiya Savchenko, as reported on Saturday, March 12th, by the attorney for the Ukrainian, Ilya Novikov, who, in his own words, has been in the United States for three weeks, with breaks only to attend the court hearings in Savchenko’s case.

    During this time, he says he has had nearly three dozen meetings with American politicians and diplomats regarding the release of the Ukrainian pilot. And in Washington, he said, they are " …

  • Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: We will not discuss an exchange for Savchenko until a verdict has been reached

    On Saturday, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that the question of transferring Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine will not be discussed until after the court has made its decision.

    On the program "Vesti on Saturday with Sergey Brylev" on the TV channel Russia 1, Zakharova was asked to comment on the issue of a potential deal with Ukraine that would see the transfer of Savchenko and several other political prisoners currently being held in Russia.

    “This is not …

  • Savchenko's lawyer says his client is in critical condition

    According to Nadiya Savchenko's lawyer, Nikolai Polozov, his client is in critical condition and her dry hunger strike has led to severe health complications.

    “The condition of her already harried health is getting worse. This affects her old problem of kidney stones, which is aggravated by stress to the body in the form of hunger (especially dry). Her high temperature has not fallen for several days which, at a minimum, reflects a serious inflammation of her internal organs,” Polozov wrote on …

  • Ukrainian Government appeals to Germany to send doctors to examine Savchenko

    On behalf of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk appealed to the German government to send doctors to examine Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on a hunger strike for the last week in a Russian detention center.

    “On behalf of President Poroshenko, we appeal to the German side with the request to send as soon as possible Nadezhda Savchenko doctors from Germany,” Melnyk wrote on Twitter.

    On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that …

  • Russian judge refuses to allow doctors to examine Savchenko

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that doctors will not be allowed to examine Nadiya Savchenko in the midst of her dry hunger strike because of her behavior in court on Wednesday, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    According to the press service of the Russian authorities, this information was conveyed during a phone conversation between Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin.

    During the phone call, Klimkin raised the issue of allowing doctors to examine Savchenko after six …

  • US Vice President Joe Biden calls on Russia to release Nadiya Savchenko

    US Vice President Joe Biden called on Russia to release Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who is on trial in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

    “Today, as we mark International Women’s Day and honor all the brave women who struggle against injustice in this world, we also stand with Nadiya and with the Ukrainian people. And we call on Russia to make the right choice—to drop all charges and release her at once. Nadiya deserves to go home to her family and friends and join her fellow Rada …

  • Savchenko supporters threw eggs at Russian Embassy in Kiev

    Supporters of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who is being charged with the murder of two Russian journalists, threw eggs at the Russian Embassy in Kiev on Sunday in protest of what many in Ukraine and the West view to be a show trial.

    According to the TV channel 112 Ukraine, during a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in support of Savchenko, protestors threw eggs at the building and chanted “freedom for Nadiya”.

    Authorities in Kiev provided additional security for the …

  • Poroshenko thanks Russians at Nemtsov event for solidarity with Nadiya Savchenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his gratitude to the Russians who, during the events held in memory of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, also expressed support for Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian pilot who is standing trial in Russia for the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

    “Thank you to all those concerned in Moscow who showed solidarity with our Nadiya Savchenko. This is a manifestation of dignity. Just 2 years ago, we …

  • Court says Video Footage of Nadiya Savchenko's Arrest is Inadmissible Evidence

    The Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region rejected a petition from the lawyers of the Ukrainian servicewoman, Nadiya Savchenko, requesting the admission of a video of the defendant's arrest in the Luhansk region of Ukraine in the summer of 2014. The judge explained his decision indicating that the admission of the video "doesn't mean that the defense will acquire anything," according to Anton Naumlyuk a correspondent for Radio Svoboda.

    Earlier Savchenko’s lawyers presented evidence that the …

  • Donetsk Court Withholds Evidence in Savchenko Case

    The Chairman of the Donetsk City Court, Leonid Stepanenko, refused to add witness interrogation reports to the case file during Nadiya Savchenko’s trial, the former Ukrainian pilot who is standing trial in Russia for the deaths of 2 Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. According to the defense, these documents confirm that there was a skirmish between two military units on the day of the Russian reporters’ deaths, the incident in which Savchenko is charged.

    “The firefight wasn’t directed …