Sweden calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko, other Ukrainian nationals
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has called on Russia to immediately release Savchenko and other Ukrainian nationals illegally detained, including Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, a press service of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine reported.
"I call on Russia to immediately release Nadia Savchenko and other Ukrainian nationals who have been illegally detained and held in custody in violation of the Minsk agreements," a press service quotes Wallstrom as saying.
The foreign chief also said that Swedish Embassy in Moscow is following Savchenko's trial in the court room, and "encouraged others to do the same."
"Russia must respect Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, and international law. The right to a fair trial is a basic human right," Wallstrom stressed.
Savchenko has been illegally detained since June 2014. A verdict is expected on 21–22 March."