Exchange of prisoners: Lavrov recalled Poroshenko

Обмен пленными: Лавров вспомнил Порошенко

In Moscow hopes that Russian-Ukrainian relations will normalize after “aggressive” solutions for Poroshenko.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov considers it a good sign last September 7, the exchange of detainees between Ukraine and Russia. However, he spoke about critical policy of the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, RIA Novosti reported on Monday, September 9.

“We’ve all expressed satisfaction yesterday with the exchange of 35 on 35, this action was widely covered by the media, she was hailed by all, without exception, and our Ukrainian partners,” he said.

Lavrov said that Moscow hopes that relations between Russia and Ukraine will improve in parallel with the settlement of the situation in the Donbas.

“We hope that this is a good sign which allows to count on the fact that in parallel with the settlement in Donbass and Russian-Ukrainian relations will normalize, and those aggressive anti-Russian unilateral decision, which took the regime Poroshenko, will be withdrawn to ensure our relationship of mutual respect and to ensure respect for minorities in Ukraine and Russia”, – said Lavrov, speaking at the 12th session of Russian-French cooperation Council on security issues in the format of “2+2” in Moscow.

Earlier in the Kremlin said that the exchange of detainees may create the conditions for the implementation of Minsk.


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