Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong and categorical protest against
the illegal trafficking to Russia of Nadiia Savchenko – officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who had
been previously captured by the terrorist armed groups operating in eastern
Ukraine. This is yet another proof that terrorists are planning and committing
their crimes on the territory of Ukraine in close cooperation with the secret
services of the Russian Federation.
kidnapping of Ukrainian citizens in our country, the Russian side violates not
only all the norms of the international law, but also the basic rules of
decency and morality. Such actions of Russia will not remain without adequate
response from Ukraine and the international community.
demands from Russia to provide the Ukrainian officials with all and complete
information about the circumstances of illegal trafficking to Russia of Nadiia Savchenko, conduct objective investigation and bring to justice those
responsible for her illegal trafficking. Immediate access to Nadiia Savchenko is requested for
the Ukrainian consular officer to provide her with necessary legal assistance.
the Russian side to take steps to unconditionally release Nadiia
Savchenko from custody so that she could return back
We call on
the international community to condemn unlawful actions of Russia aimed at
systematic violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens of Ukraine and to
increase pressure on the Russian leadership, whose impunity makes it a real
threat to the civilized world.