Until the end of may will be positive news on two convicted in Russia to citizens of Ukraine. This was stated by first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, transfers “112 Ukraine”.
“Obviously, for the Ukrainian authorities, for the President is very important, but this is only the first step for the release of all remaining political prisoners, who today are in Russia. And we expect that by the end of may will also be positive news for the two more political prisoners”, – she said.
On Wednesday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about pardon of Nadiya Savchenko. Today she was taken to Kiev by plane from the fleet of the President of Ukraine. Prior to that, she was sentenced to 22 years in prison on the case of the death of journalists VGTRK in the Donbass. Savchenko had been detained since July 2014.
At the same time in Russia was brought Aleksandr Erofeev and Evgeny Aleksandrov, which Kiev considers “the soldiers of the GRU (the defense Ministry denies this). Petro Poroshenko also signed a decree on pardon. They were sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, including under article about terrorism.