About: Nadia Savchenko

Europe's East 03-06-2016

Ukraine’s corrupt judges targeted in constitutional reforms

Ukraine's parliament approved yesterday (2 June) judicial reforms that Western backers say are needed to fight corruption, in the first constitutional vote the ruling coalition has pushed through since an overhaul of the government in April.
Europe's East 25-05-2016

EU and Ukraine celebrate the release of Nadia Savchenko

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko arrived home in Kyiv today (25 May) after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow.
Europe's East 19-04-2016

Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldiers, prisoner swap taking shape

A Ukrainian court yesterday (18 April) sentenced two Russian soldiers captured last May to 14 years in prison for their involvement in the pro-Russian separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Russia and US agree to speed up Syria peace effort

Russia and the United States agreed at talks in Moscow yesterday (24 March) to use their influence over the sides in the Syria conflict to speed up progress towards a political solution.
Global Europe 22-03-2016

Russian court sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 years in jail

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to 22 years in jail after finding her guilty of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists during the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Europe's East 15-03-2016

Linkevicius: Not all in the EU are reading Minsk in the same way

Some member states are reading the Minsk agreements literally and believe there could be decentralisation in eastern Ukraine before the situation on the ground improves, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 11-09-2015

Nemtsov and others nominated for Sakharov prize

Assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukraine military pilot held on murder charges by Moscow, and jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi were shortlisted yesterday (10 September) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Europe's East 28-01-2015

Rebel advance in Ukraine prompts push for more Russia sanctions

Separatists said on Tuesday (27 January) they had pushed Ukrainian troops out of two districts on the outskirts of Donetsk, and that their aim was to control the entire region.