The Minsk sub-group on humanitarian issues of the contact group on settlement in Ukraine will not discuss the exchange of Ukrainka Hope Savchenko for Russian citizens Alexander Erofeev and Evgeny Alexandrov, captured by the Ukrainian security forces, said Last news Deputy head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Stepanov, representing the subgroup of the Russian Federation.
on charges of complicity In violent deprivation of life 2 Russian correspondents in the Donbass in the summer of 2014, Savchenko faces up to 25 years in prison. Case Savchenko currently considers the Donetsk city court in the Rostov region. First of some media said that after the verdict, Russia can give Savchenko to Ukraine so she continued serving his sentence imposed by a Russian court.
"Savchenko is not voennoplenny and this category does not apply ", - said Stepanov. According to him, the theme of this exchange on the sub-group on humanitarian issues to raise is not expected.
The Ukrainian Military in may tied in Donbass like 2 Russian military. In the Russian defense Ministry said that the detainees Alexandrov and Erofeev are residents of the Russian Federation, but at the time of detention they were not active military personnel military power of the Russian Federation. Chapter LNR Igor Carpenter, explaining the detention, said that the security forces are captured by soldiers of the people's militia of the Republic. Later, the court in Kiev passed the decision on placing under arrest of citizens of Russia, and on Tuesday began the consideration of their cases on the merits.
review of the investigation, Savchenko, being the officer military power of Ukraine, on June 17, 2014 near the village Metalist Luhansk region was watching and changing the artillery fire on the area of the roadblock militias self-proclaimed LNR, where, and among them were the Russian correspondents VGTRK. In the result of attack two Russian citizens were killed. Itself Savchenko all fundamentally rejects the charges and informs that she was kidnapped in Ukraine and forcibly transported to the Russian Federation.