Savchenko's return: Poroshenko to make statement for media afternoon

13:29, 25 May 2016
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At 15:15 on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make a statement for the media, the president's press service told an UNIAN correspondent.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 22, Russia's Donetsk city court in Rostov region sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in prison for the alleged murder of two Russian journalists.

After her verdict was announced, Poroshenko said Ukraine was ready to swap her two Russian officers Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov, who were found guilty and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

On April 24, Poroshenko said he had agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about a model and terms of freeing Savchenko.

On April 27, Savchenko's lawyer Ilya Novikov claimed his client had reportedly received documents for extradition to Ukraine and projected she might return home in the latter half of May.

On May 23, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that much effort was being made to bring Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who was illegally convicted in Russia, back to Ukraine in May.

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