Savchenko says she is ready to meet with militant leaders / Photo from UNIAN

"I've been there, but the representatives of the self-proclaimed "DPR" [Donetsk People's Republic] and "LPR" [Luhansk People's Republic] were not aware of this. I entered the territory beyond the contact line and talked to the people and heard their problems. I did not get too close to the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk," she stated at a press conference at UNIAN on Tuesday.

Read alsoSavchenko on hunger strike again, demands release of Ukrainians in captivityWhen asked if she was ready to go to occupied Donbas to meet with the militant leaders, she replied: "I'm ready to work. I've already said a thousand times – I'm ready to go there – but have no desire for undue publicity. With cover or without it, I'm ready to go there to achieve results, as everybody is well aware that a human being's life is the most precious thing," she declared.