President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who is currently in Brussels, where the EU summit on migration, gave the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and other EU leaders of the sanctions list «Savchenko», created by analogy with the «list Magnitsky».
This list includes persons involved in the arrest of Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko and her trial, said on Thursday, March 17, the official website of the Ukrainian President.
Poroshenko appealed to the President of the European Parliament with a call to increase pressure on Russia to immediately release Nadiya Savchenko and other Ukrainians detained in Russian prisons, and noted the need to maintain EU sanctions against Russia to fulfil its Minsk agreements, says the site NEWSru.com/
On his page on the social network Twitter Poroshenko said that in the «Savchenko list» lists the people involved in arrests and courts over the Ukrainian film Director Oleh Sentsov, who was sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony for the preparation of terrorist attacks in Crimea and other defendants in his case: «the list will of the person who fabricated the case against Nadiya Savchenko and other Ukrainians, in particular Oleg Sentsov, Alexander Kolchenko, and Gennady Afanasiev,» – said in a statement.
«The whole world knows about «the list Magnitsky». Absolutely true, if there was «a list of Savchenko». You can not with impunity to mock the man, the hero, over the Deputy, over justice» – leads the publication the words Poroshenko. The Ukrainian President stressed that Ukraine in compiling the list of sanctions cooperates with the EU and the US, allies of Ukraine that this idea is fully supported.
Recall that the release of Savchenko, the Russian President was asked by phone on the night of 15 March, President Barack Obama, but Putin replied that the request is impracticable, as is the interference in the judicial process.
To Obama to release Savchenko, the Russian authorities have called the head of the U.S. Department of state John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, ambassadors of the G7 countries, the European Commission, EU high representative for foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini.