Mariya Savchenko, the mother of fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, commented on her most recent telephone conversation with the detained Ukrainian. “Me and the President asked her to stop the hunger strike. She said tomorrow she’s going to write the respective statement. God grant, I’ll see her”, Mariya Savchenko said in an interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Earlier this day, President Petro Poroshenko said he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed on a certain procedure of releasing Savchenko. The Head of the Ukrainian state added he would personally see to it that his own plane comes to Russia to take Savchenko back to Ukraine as soon as possible.