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Statement by Minister Flanagan on the release of Nadiya Savchenko

“I welcome today’s announcement of the release of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman who was sentenced in March to 22 years in prison in Russia. Throughout her detention in Russia, Ireland, in conjunction with the European Union and its Member States, repeatedly called for her immediate release. I am pleased therefore to hear of today’s developments and that Nadiya Savchenko is now back in Ukraine where she has been reunited with her family and friends."

“Nadiya’s release is in keeping with the ‘Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements’ and Ireland once again underlines the importance of the full and swift implementation of all provisions of the Minsk Agreements.”