KYIV (QHA) -

Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, admitted the possibility to exchange Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, director Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners for Russian officers arrested near the town of Schastye.

Weighing different options to liberate the Ukrainian citizens, sentenced to imprisonment in the Russian Federation, the Minister said:

- I think we must do everything possible to set free Nadezhda, Oleg and other political prisoners. If it appears possible to negotiate on the exchange, we will look at this opportunity. First, a clear legal side, all other possible steps only after.

Meanwhile, Klimkin said that such a possibility may be left open only when the Ukrainian court renders a sentence on the detained Russian officers.

QHA