BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier, a Polish lawmaker posted on his Twitter an appeal on behalf of a number of members of the European Parliament to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini calling for personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and 28 other persons in connection with the case of a citizen of Ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko.
"I confirm. Indeed, 57 members of parliament sent yesterday a letter to VP Mogherini regarding the situation of Ms. Nadia Savchenko," Colard told RIA Novosti.
Russian prosecutors demand that the Ukrainian national be sentenced to 23 years in jail, while her defense team argues she is innocent. Savchenko has pleaded not guilty. The court ruling is due on March 21-22.