Savchenko: Ukrainian prisoners can be released in Russia in three months after election

Source : 112 Ukraine

The MP appealed to Putin with urge to release Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners
15:48, 15 March 2018

112 Agency

Nadia Savchenko, the MP confirmed that she got the information in Strasbourg on the possible release of the Ukrainian prisoners during three months after the election of the Russian president planned on March 18 as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

‘I was in Europe, particularly in Strasbourg, not in the EU Council, in the PACE, EU Parliament to be precise. I talked to the European politicians toward the release of our hostages and political prisoners in Russia.  I got the living hope that in three months after the election of the Russian president and until the beginning of the sports competitions in Russia, the issue will be solved’, Savchenko commented.

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She also expressed the hope that not only Ukrainian hostages but also the political prisoners will come back during the exchange.

‘I really believe that not only our hostages but all our political prisoners approved in the declaration by the parliament, 60 people’ will return’.

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Savchenko also appealed to Putin with an urge to release Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners:

‘I want to personally appeal to Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia – you know very well that I did not write you an appeal on the personal pardon. But now as the Ukrainian, the person who passed the same way, the Ukrainian politician, I want to appeal to you with the request to release all imprisoned Ukrainians’.

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Also, she said when she was in Russia for the last time:

‘I never came to Russia, excepting the trip to Karpyuk and Klykh to the court. The first time I was in Russia not by choice and two years’, the MP added.

Also, she noted that she visits the front line of the Donbas Conflict zone almost every month.

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