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Latvian MFA: release of Savchenko clear proof that collective effort by the international community works26.05.2016
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wrote in his Twitter account today that the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadyia Savchenko is clear proof that collective effort by the international community works, informs LETA.
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