European Parliament will continue to insist on Savchenko release - Letter

European Parliament will continue to insist on Savchenko release - LetterMembers of European Parliament sent a letter to Nadia Savchenko with words of support and assured her that they will continue to insist on her release. The letter is signed by 26 MEPs and was sent with the help of “RosUznik” system on March 4. Savchenko replied to the letter on April 4.

The MEPs compared Savchenko to dissidents from the Soviet times and explained what actions they are taking in order to ensure her release. “We encourage Russia to release you in every resolution of the European Parliament, as well as in statements regarding Ukraine and Russia. We continue to bring up the issue of your release. We won’t give up. Be sure, you are not forgotten”, - the letter of MEPs to Savchenko reads.

In her reply, Savchenko expressed gratitude for the support and added, that “colleagues from Russia are far from democratic values”. “They care only about their interests and their purses. This is exactly what they’re afraid of. Thus, imposing personal sanctions against Kremlin officials would be more efficient than imposing sanctions against the people of Russia”, - Savchenko wrote.

Read also: Two options in Savchenko's return: exchange or transfer to Ukraine - media

Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years of prison by Donetsk city court in Rostov region of the Russian Federation.

Her lawyers tried to convince Savchenko to appeal against the verdict, but she refused to do so.

The verdict issued to Savchenko by the court of the Russian Federation came into force yesterday on April 5.
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