PACE urged the member countries to impose sanctions list “Savchenko”


The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Thursday, 21 April, adopted a resolution that calls for member countries to impose sanctions list “Savchenko”. As follows from the data on the PACE website, the resolution was voted by 65 members, three abstained.

“The Assembly calls on all member countries of the Council of Europe to impose targeted sanctions (travel ban and freezing of accounts) against persons involved in the detention, illegal holding, the court and placement in the detention Savchenko, taking into account the principles adopted in resolution 1966 (2014) on the “case Magnitnogo”, until, while Savchenko will not be released without further delay”, — stated in the text of the document.

The resolution also expressed the need to consider similar measures in respect of persons who may be involved in the other 10 cases of Ukrainian citizens detained in Russia.

At the end of March this year, Ukraine introduced sanctions against the persons involved in the cases of Nadia Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov. The defendants in the list, which received the informal name “list Savchenko”, became the head of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin, the Director of FSB Alexander Bortnikov, Deputy Prosecutor General Victor grin, a member of the Public chamber of Moscow Pavel Karpov, the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya and the self-proclaimed leader of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpentry.

Later Lithuania introduced personal sanctions against 46 people, which, in the opinion of Vilnius, involved in the cases of Sentsov and Savchenko.