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The exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev, as well as “precautionary statements” of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin can talk about the readiness of the Kremlin to end the conflict in the Donbass. This broadcast of “the Explorer,” said the former representative of the mission of Ukraine to NATO, major General Peter Garashchuk.
In his opinion, “Russian society is tired of war” and “of the coffins that they receive.” “Then the exchange of prisoners. Are the signs of the end of the war. Breeding troops. When our President [Vladimir Zelensky] went straight to the bridge in the direction of Lugansk. Some cautious statements by Putin,” said Garashchuk, noting that “all of this de — escalation”.
Exchange of prisoners by the formula “35 on 35” between Moscow and Kiev took place on 7 September. In Ukraine, in particular, returned Director Oleg Sentsov and 24 sailors arrested in the incident in the Kerch Strait. The Ukrainian authorities, in turn, gave Russia editor-in-chief “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky, a former soldier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Vladimir Tzemach, who is known as a valuable witness in the case shot down in Donbass “Boeing”, and another 33 people.
The armed conflict in the Donbass lasts from 2014. Kiev has repeatedly accused Russia of involvement in the fighting. Moscow denies all the accusations, pointing out their unfounded.
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