People shout slogans in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko during a rally outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko was captured by Russia-backed rebels during fighting in eastern Ukraine. The Kiev government has so far been unsuccessful in seeking the extradition of Savchenko who was elected a member of the Ukrainian parliament in the October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov) (The Associated Press)
MOSCOW – A Russian court has refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention.