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 Savchenko, Poroshenko talked liberation of hostages, PACE session attendance

Verkhovna Rada deputy (Batkivshchyna faction) Nadiia Savchenko and President Petro Poroshenko have discussed the release of Ukrainian hostages held in Russia and in the Donbas as well as Savchenko's participation in the upcoming session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, scheduled for June 20-27.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, the MP announced it on air of 112 Ukraine.

"I've enlisted support in terms of president's firm readiness to work to release the guys, and he works at the highest level - these are political prisoners, including those currently held in captivity... We talked about the trip to the PACE, meetings, schedules, and tasks to accomplish there," she said.

Savchenko hopes that Poroshenko is doing his utmost to have captive Ukrainians released.

Answering the question what theses she is going to take with her to the PACE session, Savchenko said she has never put down any theses and is ready to talk directly on any issue.

As reported earlier, as of May 26, 2016, 114 people were kept hostages in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donbas, 655 were deemed missing, and 11 political prisoners were illegally held in Russia, SBU deputy head and head of the Coordination center for prisoners' release Yurii Tandit said. According to data by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, as of May 27, 2016, at least 174 Ukrainian citizens remained in captivity: 10 of them in Russia, 20 in the occupied Crimea, and 144 in the Donbas.

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