The US House Committee on Foreign Affairs expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and approved the resolution H.Res.50 calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko. This document was submitted late January by congressmen Sander Levin, Marcy Kaptur, Mike Fitzpatrick, Mike Quigley and Bill Pascrell, and now will be sent from the Committee directly to a vote at the House of Representatives.
On April 22, 2015, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs during the meeting approved the resolution that called on the United States, its European allies, and the international community “to aggressively support efforts to release Nadiya Savchenko”, who was fighting against pro-Russian terrorists in Eastern Ukraine, captured, and illegally transferred to Russian prison:
“Whereas as a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant Nadiya Savchenko was conducting operations in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian forces in the summer of 2014 when she was captured and taken into captivity;”
Whereas during her mission in Eastern Ukraine, she was captured by the Donbas People’s Militia, detained on Ukrainian territory, deprived of rights to due process, and illegally transferred to the Russian Federation to stand trial on unsubstantiated charges of terrorism.”
“Whereas the Government of the United States and its people express concern about the deteriorating health of detained pilot Nadiya Savchenko and her continued illegal imprisonment: Now, therefore, be it Resolved That the House of Representatives (1) condemns the Russian Federation for its illegal imprisonment of Nadiya Savchenko; (2) calls on the Russian Federation to immediately release Nadiya Savchenko;(3) calls on the United States, its European allies, and the international community to aggressively support efforts to release Nadiya Savchenko and other illegally detained persons; and (4) expresses solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”
The document will be finaly adopted at the House of Representatives.