26 December 2016, 15:55



Donbass Republics to hand over 2 detained women to Nadezhda Savchenko

The Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics will hand over two women detained in their territories to Ukraine’s Verkhovnaya Rada deputy Nadezhda Savchenko, LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy and his DPR counterpart Aleksander Zakharchenko said in a statement.

"As an act of goodwill, in the runup to the New Year and Christmas, we hand over two women – Anzhelika Presnyakova and Olga Svorak – to Ukrainian people representative Nadezhda Savchenko, without any conditions, in the hope to facilitate the release of our citizens from captivity and have them reunited with their families," the Donbass Republics’ leaders said.

Newest history shows that "Ukrainian women tend to be more adept at solving political and economic problems, and even governing the country," according to the document.

"We remain open for dialogue with those Ukrainian people’s representatives, deputies, activists and journalists who really wish implementation of the Minsk agreements and the solution of long-suffering Donbass’ problems," Zakharchenko and Plotnitskiy said.

Svorak, a journalist from Ivano-Frankovsk, was detained on espionage charges in Lugansk by officers of LPR State Security Ministry in July 2016.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 December — Lugansk