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Obama urges Putin to release Savchenko
U.S. President Barrack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian pilot and VR member Nadezhda Savchenko. She has been imprisoned in Russia since the summer of 2014. Savchenko is accused of being connected with the death of Russian journalists near Lugansk and is facing up to 23 years of imprisonment. The sentence will be pronounced on March 21-22.
The American President told Putin that Minsk agreements provided for the release of all the illegally detained persons, Radio Liberty reports.
Interestingly, the Presidents talked on Monday after Putin had ordered to start a military pullout from Syria.