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 “We were repeatedly proposed to exchange Russian GRU operatives for Savchenko,” - Advisor to the SBU Chairman

Advisor to the Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Yurii Tandit said that he was repeatedly contacted with the proposal to exchange Nadiya Savchenko for the two detained operatives of the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).

He said this on air of Radio Era, Censor.NET reports citing Glavkom.

"We were repeatedly proposed to exchange Russian GRU operatives for Savchenko. Unfortunately, we are constantly facing the attempts to be convinced that they (captured GRU operatives) are actually not who they are. Even though we know that they are career soldiers. They have served in special unit of the GRU and they have confirmed it to me personally when I visited them. I want to say that we are ready for negotiations, but under the law," Tandit said.

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He also noted that the trials of the Ukrainian citizens Savchenko, Sentsov, and Kolchenko are illogical, and thus Russia motivates the illegal detention of Ukrainians and their remand in prison.

 
 
 
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