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    Russia does comment on possible response measures to sanctions on individuals involved in the case against a Ukrainian national suspected of directing artillery fire that led to the deaths of two Russian journalists because that list has not been officially confirmed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Nadezhda Savchenko is suspected of helping direct artillery fire that led to the deaths of Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on June 17, 2014. A ruling in her case is expected to be announced in a Russian court on March 21-22.

    "There is no ‘Savchenko List,’ let us proceed from that, thus there is nothing to say on this subject. There are no grounds for comments yet," Peskov told reporters.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s administration said on Thursday he had submitted a so-called Savchenko list to European Council President Donald Tusk and European Parliament President Martin Schulz on the sidelines of the EU Council.


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