Obama: Russia must release Savchenko

Speaking on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US president Barak Obama said that Russia must release Ukrainian air force pilot Nadezhda Savchenko.

16 March 2016 16:08

US President Barak Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to comply with the Minck agreements and release Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force pilot and MP illegally imprisoned in Russia, Russian Interfax reports.

It was reported earlier that the Russian authorities want to make Savchenko’s release conditional on lifting sanctions against Russia or recognizing Crimea Russian territory.