The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he had not received proposals on the exchange of Ukrainian Residents Director Oleg Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko on captured Kiev Russian citizens Alexander Alexander and Evgeny Erofeev, told journalist for the British newspaper Oliver Carroll.
"I asked the President whether He has received the exchange offer Sentsov and Kolchenko on captured Russian citizens. He replied, it's not true, " wrote Carroll.
according to the information of the publication, during the interview, Poroshenko has denied the existence of such proposals, noting that it would be wrong to equate the "unarmed innocent Ukrainian heroes "with" armed soldiers of an aggressor ", which were caught within Ukraine.
stresses that Poroshenko wants to wait for any opportunities to exchange Ukrainian citizens on Russian soldiers.
first television channel referring to Mark Feigin, a lawyer Ukrainka Hope Savchenko, convicted in Russia for attachment to a death in the Donbass Russian correspondents, said that the fact is known about the negotiations between the special services of Russia and Ukraine on the topic of sharing Savchenko on Alexandrov and Erofeev. Later Feigin confirmed Last news that the conversations about it were, but in which they state, He doesn't know, because I don't participate in them. In his vision, the prospect of such exchange foggy.
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.