Before the election of the exchange of hostages will not be – Kuchma

До выборов обмена заложниками не будет - Кучма

Kuchma is waiting for progress with the exchange of prisoners before the presidential election

Chief negotiator of Ukraine in Donbass in Minsk doubt that before the presidential elections, the situation with the exchange budge.

Before the presidential election of 2019 promotion in exchange of hostages in the Donbas should not be expected. This was stated by the representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite contact group in Minsk, Leonid Kuchma, Interfax-Ukraine.

“See, we’re with you hear our representative Medvedchuk, he solves this problem with Putin and Poroshenko. He ask questions. I don’t think any changes will do before the presidential elections,” Kuchma said on the sidelines of the 15th annual meeting of the Yalta European strategy (YES) in Kiev.

According to the SBU, currently in captivity on uncontrollable Kiev territories of Donbass there are more than a hundred people.

In Donetsk, in turn, claim that in captivity there are 277 people, but the Ukrainian side supposedly recognizes that there is only 82 prisoners.

Recall the last exchange of prisoners took place late last year. Then the Ukrainian side handed over 73 people, and in the Donbass went 233. Since then, the ongoing negotiations on a new exchange format.

All, according to the SBU, from captivity in the Donbass managed to release 3224 person.


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