The party leader “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko stated that an agreement on the transfer of Ukraine condemned Russia pilots Hope Savchenko has been achieved.
“According to our information, there is a solution that it will be passed in Ukraine or in exchange, or it can be handed to Ukraine on the international legal instruments to serve their sentences in Ukraine. There is a great chance. And these chances have been world leaders of the first level — the US President and the German Chancellor, who persuaded Putin to give Nadia”, — said Tymoshenko on the air talk show “Shuster Live” (quoted by “Interfax”.
The Agency also quotes the words of the lawyer Savchenko Ilya Novikov, who said that talks between U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the fate of the Ukrainian pilots were successful, a decision on its fate will be decided by the Russian leadership in the past two weeks. “To my knowledge, the negotiations regarding Nadiya Savchenko, were successful. Was voiced at the talks publicly date when will determine the way she will return to Ukraine”, — said Novikov.
The head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov said on 25 March that the exchange of Nadezhda Savchenko is theoretically possible. The decision may be taken only Vladimir Putin, he said. “With regard to the theoretically possible exchange, it is theoretically possible: a) in full compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and b) the decision may be taken only by the President of the Russian Federation”, — Ivanov said to journalists in Beijing, answering the question, is it possible from a theoretical and legal point of view such an exchange on any of the detainees in Ukraine.
Ivanov clarified that the exchange must be made within the framework of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. “To the Minsk agreements it has not the slightest relationship. Because the Russian Federation is not a party to the conflict”, — said Ivanov.