Tandit about the failure of the exchange of hostages: Us harder and harder to negotiate

Тандит о срыве обмена заложниками: Нам все тяжелее и тяжелее вести переговоры

The Ukrainian side more and more difficult to negotiate with the militants about the exchange of prisoners. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said Advisor to the head of the SBU Yuriy Tandit.

“We are harder and harder to negotiate. Usually they are not in public mode. Unfortunately, many politicians use for their own publicity,” he said.

He stressed that the latest talks with the militants broke down. “Indeed I can confirm that the negotiations fell through. We were optimistic that before major holidays, before Easter, will still be released our hostages. We’ve done everything within the framework of the Minsk agreements by performing the sixth paragraph. We went to the meeting to those who led the negotiations with us and were ready, at any moment, to convey those mentioned in advance”, – he said.

As reported yesterday, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group, the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko said that the next meeting of the contact group is held in Minsk on April 29. The key topic on it should be the failure of the exchange of hostages.