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Kiev offers to swap 2 Russian soldiers for Ukraine pilot

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko On Tuesday Offered To Swap Two Suspected Russian Soldiers Captured In The Separatist East For Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Who Was Sentenced To 22 Years By A Russian Judge.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Mar 2016, 08:59:14 PM
Petro Poroshenko

Kiev:

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday offered to swap two suspected Russian soldiers captured in the separatist east for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko who was sentenced to 22 years by a Russian judge.

Russian President Vladimir “Putin has said that after the so-called sentence, he will return Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine,” Poroshenko said in a statement published on the presidential website.

“The time to keep promises has come. I, in turn, am ready to hand over to Russia two Russian servicemen detained on our territory for their involvement in the armed aggression against Ukraine.”

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First Published : 22 Mar 2016, 08:57:00 PM

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