Ukraine (Q&A - French official statements - March 7th, 2016)

Q - What is your response regarding the situation of Nadia Savchenko, who is now on hunger strike?

A - France is concerned by the health status of Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia, who has been on hunger and thirst strike since March 3.

In accordance with the Minsk agreements and as the foreign ministers meeting in the Normandy format reaffirmed in Paris last week, Russia has a responsibility to be transparent about her health status and to refrain from holding persons who have been wrongfully detained on its territory, notably Nadia Savchenko.