As emphasized during the press conference, the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, not all of the listed persons can be included in the sanctions "blacklist" of the European Union.
"You ask whether all those listed therein, will be declared persona non grata in the EU, and called the name of Vladimir Putin. My answer is no, not all the names in this list will be declared persona non grata, I guess, number one will not happen," said Schultz reporters, not to mention becoming the Russian President.
The President of Ukraine urged the head of the European Parliament to increase pressure on Russia to secure the immediate release of Hope Savchenko and other Ukrainians detained in Russian prisons, and noted the need to maintain EU sanctions against Russia to fulfil its Minsk agreements.
Nadezhda Savchenko is in Russia on July 2014. Her accuse of complicity to murder in the South-East of Ukraine two Russian journalists VGTRK correspondents Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin. According to investigators, Savchenko passed the coordinates of the Ukrainian military roadblock near the city of Lugansk, where there were Russian journalists. As a result of shelling the Russians were killed.
According to investigators, shortly after Savchenko secretly crossed the border with Russia and was arrested. Kiev itself and the defendant claim that she was kidnapped in Donbas and secretly brought to Russia. The trial Savchenko began in September of 2015 in the city of Donetsk, Rostov region.