Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has not ruled out the possibility of exchange of citizens of Russia Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov on Ukrainian prisoners in Russia.
before the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios said that the exchange of Russian Residents Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov on Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia, can only occur after the Ukrainian court will condemn them.
"I think that we must do everything to free Nadia (Savchenko - ed.), Oleg Sentsov - ed.) and other political prisoners. If we need to go through negotiations on exchange - we will look at this possibility, no doubt, "said Klimkin in conversation" last night.
The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine believes that any steps in this direction will be made only after the legal decisions of the Ukrainian courts in respect of Russian citizens who were caught." First, a clear legal side - and then all possible steps ", - said Klimkin.
Military tied in Donbass like 2 Russian military on may 16. In the Russian defense Ministry said the detainees - Alexander Alexandrov and Evgeny Erofeev - are residents of the Russian Federation, but at the time of arrest they were not active military personnel military power of the Russian Federation. More recently, the court in Kiev ruled on the premises of the arrested Russian citizens. According to the Advisor to the head of the security Service of Ukraine Yuri Tandeta, the beginning of the trial of the Russians is expected for September. According to his statement, the conclusion about the possibility of sharing Alexandrov and Erofeeva obliged to accept the Ukrainian court.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict, does not support the militia and not sending troops in the Donbass. Kiev continues to accuse Russia of "military aggression" and occasionally "finds" in the East of Ukraine and in the border areas of Russia, some Russian military units, although international observers in the process of regular inspections have never found any undeclared military activity.