Ukraine calls for sanctions in response to Savchenko trial

Ukraine has requested that the EU impose sanctions on 44 Russians and 2 Ukrainians it says are responsible for the “illegal detention and falsified trial” of Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot and politician who was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a Russian court on Tuesday for directing artillery fire that killed 2 Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko has said that sanctions represent “an effective reaction against the brutal violation of international law and human rights”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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