Friday, May 27, 2016

#Russia - says Savchenko exchange deal was not linked to Minsk accords: euronews (in English)

Published on 27 May 2016
The handover of Nadiya Savchenko in return for two Russian prisoners who were flown back to Moscow was cast as a humanitarian gesture by Vladimir Putin.

Moscow has strongly rejected any suggestion that the exchange was connected to the Minsk agreements.

One of the key terms struck in the Belarusian capital was the release of all hostages and other illegally detained people.

"It’s a myth, which is being spread for unclear reasons, that the Savchenko case and the exchange of the Ukrainian citi…

Published on 27 May 2016
Lawyers for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was "freed in Russia and brought home to Kyiv on Wednesday":, have said they were not informed in advance about the prisoner exchange with "two Russians who had been held in Ukraine":

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