“Unofficial games”. In SBU declared that Savchenko militants discussed an Amnesty and the lifting of sanctions

“Unofficial games”. In SBU declared that Savchenko militants discussed an Amnesty and the lifting of sanctions

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At the meeting, the participants were not limited to the topic of the release of prisoners.

The security service of Ukraine did not know about the visit of the people’s Deputy of Hope Savchenko in Minsk for a meeting with militant leaders ARDLE Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpentry.

This was during the briefing said the head of the Center for release of prisoners at the SBU Yuri Kochanov.

“Neither I personally nor the SBU did not know that being backstage of the game and that the MP visited Minsk”, – quotes “Ukrainian truth” words Kochanova.

The security official added that during a conversation Savchenko and militants raised not only the question of liberation of hostages.

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“I know what was discussed behind the scenes issues are not only hostages, as well as issues of Amnesty and the lifting of economic sanctions,” – said Kochanov.

Recall, 11 December, the media reported a secret meeting of people’s Deputy of Hope Savchenko, the former captive of the Kremlin, with the so-called leaders of the “L/DNR” Igor Carpenter and Alexander Zakharchenko in Minsk.

Itself Savchenko did not comment on this meeting about a day from the moment of dissemination of information about the negotiations.

December 12, Advisor to the Chairman of SBU Yury Tandit said that the Ukrainian secret service nothing was known about the negotiations of the MP with the so-called leaders of the “L/DNR” under the mediation of Russia. Even the SBU were not warned about the trip Hopes to Minsk.

In the party “Batkivshchyna” condemned Savchenko talks with the militants.

“Nadezhda Savchenko has recently announced its participation in a new political project. She’s not coordinating their actions with the faction and the party “Fatherland”, — said in the party, adding that there take the position of abstinence from negotiations with terrorists.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, has called the talks “informal”.

“In this case, of course, such contacts can’t wear any interstate or any official status, but, of course, the Russian side was always ready to talk with those who want such a dialogue, whoever he was,” he said.

Finally, on the evening of 12 November, the MP told reporters that cooperates with the foreign Ministry and the SBU in the framework of the law.

“Regarding the meeting in Minsk. Yes, a meeting was held. In Minsk the trilateral format. With the presence of the Russian side and the presence of Zakharchenko and Carpentry “DNR” and “LNR”. The meeting aimed to strengthen the Minsk group format and to make it more effective in the near future,” she said.

Savchenko acknowledged that he had met with the leaders of the so-called “DNR” and “LNR”

TSN. 19:30
12 Dec, 21:54

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The result of the meeting was positive, although what was the deal with the terrorists, and not reported. On this visit knew neither the Security Service of the country nor the party “Batkivshchyna”. There has already managed to declare that she is involved in a new political project with the party does not coordinate his actions.