President of Ukraine called on the world leaders to step up pressure on the Russian Federation to release the imprisoned Ukrainian pilot.

“Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot and officer, did what have to be done by any citizen of Ukraine dressed in uniform: she defended her homeland. As President of Ukraine, I am ready to use my constitutional right and exchange Nadezhda Savchenko, do everything possible to get her home as soon as possible!” Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page.

The response of Vera Savchenko, Nadezhda’s sister, seemed unexpected and provocative for some people. 

“Petro Oleksioyvych! So call to Putin personally! Or better yet – arrange a meeting of the two of you, without intermediaries, and free my sister!” Vera Savchenko said.