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Mogerini: Russian authorities should release Ukrainian pilot

Mogerini: Russian authorities should release Ukrainian pilotThe European Union continues to insist that the Russian authorities should release Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, EU High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday.

"We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadia Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine," reads a statement by Mogherini posted on the European Commission's website.

Read also: UK Foreign Secretary called on Russia for release of Savchenko

Despite many calls, Savchenko was sentenced on March 22, the document says.

The EU also calls for the release of "all the other Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia, including Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko that need to be guaranteed a safe return to Ukraine."
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