Russian human rights ombudsman visits Ukrainian pilot Savchenko in Moscow jail

Russian human rights commissioner Ella Pamfilova has visited Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, held in a Moscow remand center over the murder of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

Russian human rights commissioner Ella Pamfilova has visited Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, held in a Moscow remand center over the murder of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

"Today I visited Nadezhda Savchenko. She asked me, and I promptly responded to her request," Pamfilova told Interfax on Friday without providing further details.

The possibility of Savchenko's release from Russian custody was discussed at the Normandy Quartet summit in the Belarusian capital Minsk on February 12.

Savchenko is currently being treated at the hospital of Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center.

Pamfilova told Interfax on Thursday that "as far as Savchenko's release is concerned, if it happens following the necessary procedures, I will treat it as a humane act of goodwill on the part of Russia."

Head of the Russian presidential Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov told Interfax earlier that the procedure of Savchenko's release might not take very long.

Fedotov recently visited Savchenko in the remand facility.

 

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