Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on reports that U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation Monday, called on Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian pilot Hope Savchenko, which in Russia are judged on the deaths of employees VGTRK in the Donbass.
As informs “Interfax” referring to the statement by Peskov, said Putin in a telephone conversation Obama that the request for dismissal Savchenko is an interference in the judicial process and cannot be completed.
“The President has repeatedly explained on this account, and foreign colleagues, and other levels were explained that we are talking about the trial and any outside interference in the jurisdiction of our courts is unacceptable, it is impossible”, — quoted Peskov. “Yet to give any assessment and something else to complete the trial and before sentencing,” added the spokesman.
About made during the telephone conversation of the presidents call to release Savchenko on the eve of a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow will Steven.
As explained by the representative of the Embassy, Obama considers her release “in accordance with the provisions of the Minsk agreements about the release of all illegally detained persons”.
Phone conversation the two presidents held late on Monday evening, after Putin announced the beginning of withdrawal of troops from Syria.
The release of Savchenko Russia also urged the head of the U.S. Department of state John Kerry, former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who is currently participating in the presidential race, the ambassadors of the G7 countries, the European Commission, EU high representative for foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, and others. They expressed concern about the condition of the defendant and emphasized that the decision to release her would be to comply with the Minsk agreements.
The verdict on the case Savchenko will be delivered on March 21. Investigators believe that in July 2014, it had adjusted the fire of the Ukrainian security forces, which killed employees VGTRK Anton Voloshin and Igor Korneluk. In addition, she is accused of illegally crossing the border with Russia. Itself Savchenko, who during his imprisonment, was elected Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, has denied all the allegations. The last word she said that I will return home alive or dead. Savchenko has now stopped the hunger strike declared in protest against the actions of the judge.