Germany tells Russia to `immediately release` Ukraine pilot

Berlin on Wednesday called for the immediate release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, saying her trial in Russia went against a peace deal aimed at ending a separatist war in Ukraine. 

Berlin: Berlin on Wednesday called for the immediate release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, saying her trial in Russia went against a peace deal aimed at ending a separatist war in Ukraine. 

"The trial against Savchenko violates the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreement, we are therefore making a joint call with our partners for the immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko on humanitarian grounds," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert. 

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