'Savchenko List' may be expanded – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry
The list of individuals engaged in the Nadia Savchenko case who may be subjected to personal sanctions (the so-called Savchenko List) may be expanded, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has said.
"It goes by the name of the 'Savchenko list', but the idea is to apply it to all political prisoners. This list will be similar to the Magnitsky List, named after a Russian human rights activist who died in prison, and I hope it will be used to force Russia to release Savchenko and other persons whom we do not forget," Prystaiko said at the Verkhovna Rada on Friday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on March 15 that Kyiv stayed in touch with the EU and the United States in its work on the sanctions list against individuals related to the detention and trial of Nadia Savchenko. He added that the effort was backed up by international allies.
On March 17, the Ukrainian president submitted proposals on the Savchenko-related sanctions to EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Parliament President Martin Schulz.
"There are more than 40 names on the Savchenko list," a diplomat told Interfax.