The Ministry of justice of Ukraine received an appeal from convicted in Russia of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, in which she asks to begin her homecoming, said the Minister Pavel Petrenko on his page on Facebook.
“I will do everything possible the international conventions for the return home of Hope,” he said, adding that on Tuesday meets with Faith Savchenko, sister of Nadiya Savchenko.
Ukrainian authorities require the exchange of Savchenko. President Petro Poroshenko has said that he had discussed the subject of the return of the army of Ukraine with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin had denied reports of such an agreement.
Earlier, the lawyer Savchenko Ilya Novikov told “RIA Novosti” that she doesn’t want it exchanged for prisoners of the Kiev court on Monday to 14 years, Russians Alexander and Evgeny Alexandrov Erofeev, which Kiev calls “soldiers of the GRU”. “She doesn’t want to be traded for them, but her opinion on who she wanted to be exchanged, will not be considered”, — he said.
On Monday a court in Kiev sentenced Erofeev and Alexandrov to 14 years of imprisonment. Savchenko was sentenced by Russian court to 22 years in prison March 22.
April 14 the subject of the possible exchange Savchenko commented on Putin, speaking with journalists after the end of the “Straight line”. He urged not to hurry in this matter. “We are in contact on this issue with the Ukrainian authorities. Our partners know our position. And in such matters it is better not get ahead of ourselves,” said Putin.