Poroshenko vows to release 204 Ukrainian soldiers from captivity
The Ukrainian government has promised to release 204 Ukrainian soldiers from captivity in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday at a meeting with activists of the Khmelnitskiy region.
"We will definitely return home 204 Ukrainian prisoners held by the Russian-backed militants. I also believe that Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko will also be home soon," he said.
"I do my best step by step so that Ukraine can live in peace. We need this peace to revive our economy," Poroshenko said.
"If the war in the east of Ukraine ends, 2016 could be a year of economic recovery," he added.