MPs in the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council gave a standing applause to Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot and MP for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, who has gone a long way towards being released from Russia’s captivity, reported an UNIAN correspondent from Brussels.

- My presence here is possible thanks to you as well. I am very grateful to all those present and all those who fought for me, everyone who has supported Ukraine. You and I have the same views. I want to express sincere gratitude on my own behalf and on behalf of Ukraine, said Savchenko.

Nadiya Savchenko has started her work at the meeting of the European People's Party (EPP) in the framework of a PACE plenary session.