Minister for European Affairs David Lindington urged the Russian government to end the unlawful imprisonment of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko in Russia.
Lindington voiced a serious concern over recent reports that Savchenko is now going on a dry hunger strike in protest against her illegal detention in Russia, reported the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Great Britain.
The politician reminded that the British government has repeatedly called on the Russian Federation to release the pilot.
- A dry hunger strike poses a very real and immediate threat to Ms Savchenko’s life. I strongly urge the Russian Government to show compassion and release her immediately, said Lindinton.
As QHA reported earlier, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, illegally sentenced by Russian authorities, has officially announced a dry hunger strike after Donetsk Court (Russia) forbade her to say the last word in the debate on March 3.