Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko who is on a hunger strike in Russia’s prison at the moment would be released soon, svoboda.org reports with a reference to Reuters.
The participants in the Normandy Quartet talks on Ukraine in Minsk have agreed on the release of all hostages within 19 days, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
“An agreement has been achieved on the withdrawal of all hostages. They have to be freed within 19 days. All hostages must be freed. Fourteen days have been allotted for the withdrawal of heavy artillery and five more days for the full release of all hostages,” Interfax-Ukraine quotes Poroshenko as saying.
Nadiya Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for sixty days. According to the pilot, she was abducted in eastern Ukraine and secretly taken to Russia. Moscow states that Savchenko visited Russia under the pretence of a refugee and was arrested. Russia accuses her of killing two journalists.
The Ukrainian officer declares she will be on a hunger strike until Russia finds her innocent and delivers her to Ukraine. Savchenko is ready to die to restore justice, which cannot leave international community unfazed.