This was stated by Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Germany.
"Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko from Russian captivity as part of a prisoner swap. The exchange of Savchenko will hopefully give new impetus for negotiations on humanitarian issues and further exchange of prisoners within the framework of the Minsk agreements," Seibert said.
Merkel wished Nadiya Savchenko a speedy recovery and safe return to her family.
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