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Christmas call from President Vladimir Zelensky Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is a diplomatic maneuver. In an interview with “Radio Liberty” said Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration Dmitry Kuleba.
He recalled that Zelensky Putin congratulated the New year after the exchange of prisoners and the return to Ukraine of those arrested in the Kerch Strait ships. “It was also a lot of steps have been taken in order to move toward reconciliation toward reconciliation,” explained Kuleba.
A telephone conversation between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine was held in the afternoon of 31 January on the initiative of Kiev. Putin Zelensky and congratulated each other on the occasion and called for the development of Russian-Ukrainian relations in 2020.
Kiev and the self-proclaimed Republic of Donbass held a large exchange of prisoners near Gorlovka on Sunday, December 29. The exchange took place according to the “123 in 76”. Among transferred to the Donbass — former special forces soldiers of the MIA of Ukraine “Berkut”, held in the case of the shootings of protesters on the Euromaidan 2014.
Video, photo All from Russia.