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75 days of hunger strike for Savchenko. His release is urgent, says the EU…

(B2) The fate of the Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko imprisoned in Russia is more than worrying. The pilot is on her 75th day of hunger strike. A significant duration. We have passed the threshold of danger for his personal life. And the rejection of his release on appeal by a Moscow court is not reassuring. This " rejection (…) has serious consequences » alarms the High Representative of the EU, Federica Mogherini. “ La Russia bears responsibility for very fragile health » from the pilot. The European Union therefore calls on the Russian authorities to release Ms. Savchenko urgently “ for humanitarian reasons ". And to add. “ This would be in line with the recently agreed “package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements” and the commitment to release all hostages and persons detained for reasons related to the conflict in Ukraine ».

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).