Russian Foreign Ministry slams OSCE car incident in Donbass as 'provocation'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 23, 19:41
Macron winning presidential polls among French living in US, Canada — TVWorld April 23, 19:12
French nationals in Moscow expect presidential polls to bring changes to their countryWorld April 23, 18:01
French presidential hopefuls cast ballots in first round of electionWorld April 23, 15:52
OSCE staff member dies in car blast in DonbassWorld April 23, 13:55
Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron gets in line to voteWorld April 23, 12:26
First candidates cast ballots in presidential election in FranceWorld April 23, 11:26
LIVE updates: French presidential election 2017World April 23, 8:57
Russian soldier’s killer mentally unstable - Armenia’s Investigative CommitteeWorld April 23, 0:48
KIEV, August 2. /TASS/. Former Ukrainian pilot and currently a Verkhovna Rada member from the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) political party Nadezhda Savchenko has started another hunger strike.
Speaking about the situation in the Donbass region at a news conference in Kiev on Tuesday, Savchenko reiterated that "it’s necessary to stop the hostilities and put an end to all this mess."
"I have already said that I consider the release of prisoners to be a priority issue," Savchenko went on to say. "That’s why I am going on a hunger strike as of today … until positive results are achieved."
She also accused the Ukrainian authorities of inactivity in addressing the issue.
A Russian court found Nadezhda Savchenko, a former servicewoman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, guilty of involvement in the killing of Russian TV reporters Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin and of illegally crossing the Russian border. During the court hearings Savchenko went on hunger strikes several times.
On March 22, the court in Donetsk, a town in Russia’s southern Rostov region, sentenced her to 22 years in a general penal colony.
At the request of Kornelyuk and Voloshin’s relatives, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned Savchenko on May 25. A jet took her to Kiev shortly after.