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Negotiations on Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko swap successful

Nadiya Savchenko may be exchanged for the Russian servicemen on the "package principle," anonymous source said
Negotiations on Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko swap successful

Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko, convicted in Russia to 22 years of prison may be exchanged for Russian citizens detained in Ukraine on the “package principle”, a source with knowledge of the situation told Interfax-Ukraine.

“Highly intense and fruitful negotiations are being conducted by means of every channel, and it is possible that the sides will agree on the reciprocal extradition of persons on the “package principle” – group for group,” the source said.

As to Russian citizens Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko serving time in U.S. prisons, the source said, “They also stand a chance of being exchanged on the reciprocity principle.”

It should be recalled that earlier the Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said to the media that Russia has political will to swap Nadiya Savchenko for Russian servicemen, Alexander Alexadnrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, convicted in Ukraine.