Ukraine’s Poroshenko hints at deal with Russia to swap pilot Savchenko
KIEV (Reuters) Ukrainian President Petro Canada Goose Online Poroshenko said on Tuesday he and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had agreed a framework for a deal to secure the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko from a 22 year jail sentence in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with journalists after a live broadcast nationwide call in in Moscow, Russia, April Canada Goose online 14, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
The canada goose factory sale sentencing of canada goose uk black friday two captured Russian servicemen in Ukraine on Monday Canada Goose Outlet fuelled speculation that they might be swapped for Savchenko, 34, who was found guilty of involvement in the canada goose coats killing of two Russian journalists in 2014 during Ukraine separatist conflict. She has denied any involvement.
I initiated a conversation buy canada goose jacket cheap with Putin and based on preliminary preparations it seems buy canada goose jacket to me we have managed to agree canada goose outlet on a certain algorithm to free Nadezhda, Poroshenko told journalists.
The sentencing of the Russian soldiers certain possibilities of initiating a swap. But I strongly urge no speculation about canada goose uk outlet a timeframe for (her) return or future steps.
In her homeland, Savchenko is a regarded as a national hero and symbol of resistance to Russia, which annexed Ukraine Crimean peninsula canada goose store in March 2014 after a Moscow backed president was toppled during street protests in Canada Goose Parka Kiev. Russia has also backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
But many in Russia see her as a Ukrainian nationalist with the blood of civilians on her hands.
She was Canada Goose Coats On Sale captured by pro Russian forces in eastern Ukraine in June 2014 at the height of fighting there between canadian goose jacket the Kiev government forces and Russian backed separatists.
At her trial in Donetsk in Russia earlier this year she cheap Canada Goose was accused of directing artillery fire that killed two Russian television journalists.
Poroshenko said he had spoken to uk canada goose Savchenko by telephone and that she had agreed to end a hunger strike she has been observing on Canada Goose sale and off since late last year.
Speculation that a deal canada goose clearance sale might be afoot increased with the sentencing of two Russian soldiers, Alexander Alexandrov and his commander, Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev, to 14 years in jail. The canada goose pair were captured almost a year ago in eastern Ukraine and uk canada goose outlet subsequently charged with preparing act of terror
Russia denies sending members of its military to help the rebels and says Alexandrov and Canada Goose Jackets Yerofeyev had quit their special forces unit to take https://www.gestiontb.ca part in Ukraine conflict on canada goose black friday sale their own initiative.
Last week Putin said he was canada goose clearance in touch with Ukraine leaders regarding cheap canada goose uk the Savchenko case, but that canada goose uk shop better not to get ahead of ourselves.
On Monday Poroshenko said Putin had agreed canada goose coats on sale to grant Ukraine Consul General in Rostov on Don access to Savchenko. One of her lawyers said the diplomat had visited the prisoner on Tuesday.
Reporting by Natalia Zinets and; Alexei Kalmykov; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Mark Heinrich.