PACE President Poroshenko assured that he is closely watching the situation around Savchenko

Президент ПАСЕ заверил Порошенко, что внимательно следит за ситуацией вокруг Савченко

The head of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pedro Agramunt, said PACE is closely monitoring the situation around the Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko. He stated this during the meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reported the press service of the head of state.

“The PACE and I personally closely monitoring the situation with our colleague Nadezhda Savchenko, and I very much hope that very soon we’ll have the opportunity to congratulate her,” said Pedro Agramunt.

In turn, Poroshenko expressed his hope that shortly Ukraine will come back to Yuri Soloshenko and Gennady Afanasiev. “We urge PACE to use all possible tools to solve the issue of release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. In this regard, your support and consistent position, Mr Chairman, is very important”, – said the President.

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The two sides also condemned the decision taken by the Russian occupying power the decision to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. The head of state stressed that a new wave of unprecedented repression by the occupation authorities of the Crimea against the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian population of the Peninsula, cannot remain without attention of the Council of Europe.

We will remind, on March 22, the Donetsk town court of the Rostov region Savchenko sentenced to 22 years in a General regime colony. The sentence came into force on 5 April.