Chizhov: the EU has not yet taken practical steps for the introduction of a “list.”


MOSCOW, March 16. The Executive neither the EU nor the member States have not taken practical steps for the introduction of so-called “list of Savchenko”. This was stated by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Vladimir Chizhov during the video bridge Moscow – Brussels.

“There were some initiatives by groups of MEPs, and the last that I heard, by the group of deputies of one of the national parliaments, namely Estonia, the introduction of an additional list under the pretext of court case (of former Ukrainian army Hope) Savchenko, – said the diplomat. While practical steps in this direction, the Executive authorities nor the EU nor the member States have undertaken”.

On March 15 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine together with the USA and European Union started preparing sanctions .

The Case Of Hope Savchenko

Nadezhda Savchenko is accused under three articles of the criminal code: “Murder”, “Attempted murder” and “Illegal border crossing”. According to the prosecution, being in the location of a paramilitary battalion “Aydar” on June 17, 2014 near the village Metalist in Lugansk region, it was conducting secret surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint militias proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR) with him were civilians, including three Russian journalists VGTRK. As a result of the shooting, two of them – Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin – were killed.

The trial Savchenko held in Donetsk city court in the Rostov region. The court will announce the verdict on March 21-22. The Prosecutor’s office asks her to be sentenced to 23 years in prison and a fine of 100 thousand rubles.

The accused pleaded not guilty. On March 3 in protest against delays by the court sentencing Savchenko went on hunger strike. On March 10, her lawyer mark Feigin said that she started to eat.