Gerashchenko: 39 prisoners were declared “criminals”

Геращенко: 39 пленных объявили "преступниками"

The Ukrainian side has not received information about 132 held by separatists in hostages.

Representatives of LDNR called “war criminals” 39 Ukrainian prisoners and said that they did not intend to release them. This was announced by first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s representative to the Humanities subgroup of the Tripartite kontaktnoi group (TAG) to resolve the situation in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko.

“We have not received information on the fate of 132 hostages being held in the occupied territories, information on specific people and names, in spite of all our requests and requirements”, – she wrote on his page in Facebook.

According to Gerashchenko, the representatives of the separatists said that in the Donetsk region hold 55 of Ukrainians, and in Luhansk – 14, not calling them names.

“ORDO continue to block the process of liberation. Did not respond to our list of contents 132 Ukrainians. And then I already agreed to the fact that 39 of our military illegally held in the occupied territories are war criminals that are not subject to the Amnesty and release,” – said Gerashchenko.

Gerashchenko considers this position a violation of the progress of the Minsk agreements.

“Blocked on the issue of hostages must respond OSCE and the leaders of the Normandy format, where the question of release of hostages rises with Ukraine as a priority,” she said.

As reported Корреспондент.netearlier, representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite contact group Leonid Kuchma said that the exchange of prisoners will begin on 5 July.

Recall, may 26, the assistant to the head of the SBU Yuriy tandit has said that Ukraine is ready to conduct a prisoner exchange with LDNR if they won’t change it.