Thursday, March 24, 2016

President Poroshenko says decisions on Savchenko's return to Ukraine to be made after sentence takes effect

March 24, 2016 (UNIAN) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes a decision on the release of Ukrainian military pilot and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko and her return home can be made only after the sentence handed down on her by a Russian court takes legal effect.
"I do not expect any decisions before the so-called court judgment takes effect," Poroshenko told journalists in Kharkiv, pointing out that the sentence should come into effect in early April. "As soon as this happens, Nadia should be immediately returned to Ukraine," he said.

 Russian riot police officers and cossacks patrol next to a courthouse in the southern Russian town of Donetsk on March 22, ahead of the verdict announcement in the murder trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.