"We expect positive news about Savchenko, Soloshenko and Afanasiev" - Gerashchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Also there are still 112 Ukrainian hostages in occupied Donbas
18:42, 22 May 2016

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Until the end of May we expect some positive news about Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russian Federation Yuriy Soloshenko and Gennadiy Afanasiev , - reported the first Deputy Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko.

"Our humanitarian subgroup is doing a lot of work for the release of the hostages. We expect some  positive decisions about the fate of Nadiya Savchenko, as well as political prisoners, who were held in Russia - Yuriy Soloshenko and Gennadiy Afanasiev to the end of the month. I want to note that the issue of releasing hostages is under the personal control of the President.

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If we talk about the liberation of the hostages, who are now on the territories of occupied Donbas – there are 112 Ukrainians today, military and civilian, and the process of their release is blocked, the fighters demand to take an amnesty", - she said.

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