It was very important to return convicted Russian nationals from Ukraine. The pardoning of former Ukrainian serviceman Nadezhda Savchenko has got nothing to do with the Minsk -2 package of measures designed to implement the Minsk Accords for the settlement in Donbass, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The number one task for us in this connection was to return two Russian nationals, who were convicted by a Ukrainian court and were serving their prison sentences in Ukraine, back home, reports TASS.
It is of no relation to the Minsk Accords, which mention persons held in Donbass or people who were taken to Ukraine from the territory of Donbas, Putin explained.
DONi News Agency