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 Poroshenko ready to pardon convicted Russian GRU commandos to release Savchenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that a huge amount of efforts was made to bring Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko, illegally convicted in Russia, back to Ukraine.

"We will do everything possible for Nadiia to return home as soon as possible. I'll do everything to bring her back this month," Petro Poroshenko told journalists in Turkey answering the question about possible exchange of Nadiia Savchenko for servicemen of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU) Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Aleksandrov, convicted in Ukraine, Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.

The president reminded that in the course of his previous visit to Turkey he had declared willingness to use all his constitutional powers to bring Nadiia back to Ukraine.

"Thus, in case I receive such an address, I will use it immediately," the head of state noted.

According to him, significant part of his today's negotiations was dedicated to Nadiia Savchenko.

"At the same time, I would like to avoid politicization of that process when certain politicians, government officials or civil servants want to make a good hand on that. No politician except our foreign partners will be involved in that," he said.

"However, we will talk about it when the presidential plane with Nadiia lands in a Ukrainian airport," Petro Poroshenko said adding that "too much is at stake".

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