The agreement to exchange Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko for two fighters of Russia’s Special Service was reached personally by Presidents of Ukraine and Russia, a high-ranking source in Moscow informed, ‘Interfax’ reports.
‘Commenting on Savchenko’s exchange for two citizens of Russia, a number of Western officials claimed, that the agreement was reached in a telephone conversation between leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France. This is not true’, - according to the source.
The Russian source says: ‘The decision was made personally by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko', other members of the telephone conversation simply found out about the already reached agreement.
Earlier, President of France Francoise Hollande stated, that the issue of Nadia Savchenko’s release from Russian prison and her return to Ukraine has been settled in a telephone conversation between leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on May 23. Ukraine’s Ambassador to the USA claimed, that President Barack Obama ‘played a significant role in the issue of Nadia Savchenko’s release'.