Victor Medvedchuk: Victor Tolochko / RIA Novosti
The leader of Ukrainian party “the Opposition platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk said that the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine will end soon. He said this to journalists on the sidelines of the passing in Vladivostok, Eastern economic forum (WEF), reports TASS.
The politician noted that the negotiation process goes on, and it can be assessed as successful. While Medvedchuk found it difficult to answer the question of when it will be shared. According to him, the process will end after the presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky finally authorize the procedure.
August 30, Viktor Medvedchuk and his party member Vadim Rabinovich visited the Ukrainian prisoners who are in a Moscow jail “Lefortovo”. During the visit, they gave the fat two prisoners, convicted for participation in the Chechen war on the party of fighters. According to Rabinovich, the prisoners were glad to such gift.
According to media reports, the exchange may take place on 7 September. The Kremlin has not confirmed this information, noting that due to the sensitivity of the topic “announcements can not be”.
According to the Ukrainian side, the exchange is prepared according to the formula “35 on 35”. However, the list of names is not yet known. Press Secretary of the Russian leader refused to confirm information about the inclusion convicted of planning terrorist attacks in Crimea, the Director Oleg Sentsov.
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