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Gerashchenko: We are happy to release every person
16:31, 26 December 2016
Gerashchenko: We are happy to release every person

It was reported that the leaders of the Russia-backed militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions announced their intention to return the two women prisoners to Savchenko

16:31, 26 December 2016

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First vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group Iryna Gerashchenko said that Kyiv welcomes the release of every citizen of Ukraine from Donbas. So Gerashchenko commented on the statement of heads the militants in Donetsk and Luhansk on the intent to transfer two captive women to the People's Deputy Nadiya Savchenko, informs Interfax-Ukraine.

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"We are happy to release each person from the captivity. If the transmission of those 15, including 6 women, who were requested by the militants, promotes and unlocks the development of this process, we are happy", said Gerashchenko.

In their statement, the militants said that they believe Savchenko is "the representative of sane part of the Ukrainian people" and they are ready to return two women - Angelica Presnyakova and Olga Svorak as a "goodwill gesture".

Related: Savchenko suggested that current government is not less criminal than previous

Note that there is no information about Angelica Presnyakova in the open sources, and it is known about Olga Svorak that she is a journalist of the daily Holos Narodu of Ivano-Frankivsk and Holos-info. We found out about her detainment by the “LPR” militants in June 2016.

Earlier it was reported that the SBU head expressed negative attitude towards Savchenko's meeting with DNR and LNR leaders. Despite this, he said that he could not prevent the deputy from meeting with anyone anywhere.

Related: Ukrainian MP claimed that he does not replace Savchenko in PACE: Candidate will be chosen by parliament

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