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Ukraine handed over to the Trilateral contact group of new listings on the exchange of prisoners and detained persons. About it reports “Ukrainian truth”.
According to the assistant to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Andrey Ermak, the lists appear as Ukrainian citizens held captive in the breakaway republics of Donbass and serving sentences in Russia.
“None of the pace that took exchange to as quickly as possible all of our citizens have been released — does not decrease”, — he stressed.
That Ukraine wants to hold Russia exchange prisoners in the format “all for all”, Zelensky said in December 2019. The last exchange according to the “35 for 35” happened last year in September. Returned to Kyiv detained after the incident in the Kerch Strait and the Ukrainian sailors convicted for terrorism, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, and went to Moscow for the editor in chief of “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky, a witness in the case of the downed Boeing in the Donbass Vladimir tzemach, and others.
The first in the last two years a major prisoner exchange between Kiev and Donbas took place on December 29. The Ukrainian side has received 76 people, the self-proclaimed Republic returned 123 people. Negotiations about the exchange of prisoners leads the trilateral contact group in Minsk, which also included representatives of Russia.
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