This resolution would affirm the U.S. position against the detainment of Ukrainian fighter pilot, Nadiya Savchenko. Taken on June 18, 2015 by Pro-Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine and subsequently transferred to a detention center in Russia, Savchenko has been charged with the killings of two Russian journalists.
The condemnation both of Pro-Russian separatist troops as well as the Russian Federation for the actions taken against Savchenko are the primary goals of this resolution. While the resolution is a symbolic one, it demonstrates the sense of solidarity Congress feels in support of the Ukrainian people. The resolution also calls for the immediate release of Savchenko.