Nordic, Baltic foreign ministers call on Russia to release Estonian, Ukrainians

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Posted: Sep 03, 2015 6:27 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers, meeting in Copenhagen on Thursday, called on Russia to immediately release an Estonian policeman who they say was "abducted" from his country and jailed for 15 years in a case that violated international law.

They also said two Ukrainian filmmakers, jailed by a Russian court for "terrorist attacks" in Russian-annexed Crimea, should be released immediately.

They also called for a fair and legal trial for Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia and accused of murder.

(Reporting by Annabella Nielsen; Writing by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Louise Ireland)