EU calls Russia responsible for Savchenko"s state of health

The EU demands immediate release of Nadia Savchenko and places responsibility for her health on the Russian leadership, according to the statement of the European External Action Service released on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels has reported.

"The rejection by a Moscow Court of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko's appeal against her pre-trial detention carries heavy consequences, as she has now spent 75 days on hunger strike to protest against her illegal kidnapping in Ukraine and transfer to Russia. Russia bears a responsibility for her very fragile health. The EU calls on the Russian authorities to urgently release Ms. Savchenko on humanitarian grounds," reads the statement.

In the EU, recalled that this would be in keeping with the recently agreed "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in Ukraine.

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