Authorized the U.S. Department of state Jen Psaki again urged the Russian Federation to release from custody Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, accused of belonging to the death of Russian correspondents.
"The U.S. is deeply concerned about today's decision of the Russian court to continue the detention of Ukrainian parliamentarian Hope Savchenko until 13 may. Miss Savchenko leads a hunger strike for 75 days, to protest against the fact that the Russian authorities are holding her hostage, " said Psaki on Wednesday.
The United States believes that with Savchenko ill-treated, and her health is deteriorating." Content Savchenko under arrest and handling unacceptable by any standards, " said Psaki. The Commissioner of the state Department believes that the release Savchenko is the obligation of Russia in Minsk contracts.
The appeals Board of the Moscow city court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by lawyers Savchenko, who had requested to be released on his own recognizance, Deposit or transfer to home detention, for which she prepared to provide residential area in the Ukrainian Consulate.
Savchenko is hosted in Russian jail since the summer of 2014. The last 2 months she is on hunger strike, demanding to return to their homeland. Doctors assess her condition as satisfactory and supportive therapy.
first, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that the Minsk process of negotiations, the parties seem to be agreed about the imminent release Savchenko. Later, press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said Last news that as such the issue of the Ukrainian pilot in the negotiations was not discussed, the situation mentioned by the Ukrainian side, the head of the Russian Federation reiterated that all will be resolved in court.