Poroshenko says he is ready to exchange Savchenko

Ukrainian President announced his readiness to exchange pilot Savchenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced his readiness to exchange Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko if such a proposal is received.

"If the question is as follows: whether I am ready to make a decision to exchange [Savchenko] for some other person, today I will say for the first time that yes, I am ready. I, as president of Ukraine, am ready to use my constitutional right and exchange Nadiya, [ready] to do everything possible to bring her back home as soon as possible," Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on March 9, after talks between the two countries' delegations.

However, "there has not been a single time over these two years or so that a single proposal on exchanging Savchenko has arrived from sources that deserve trust," he added.

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