The negotiations for the release of 25 Ukrainians held Donbass, in the homestretch.

Переговоры по освобождению 25 украинцев, удерживаемых на Донбассе, вышли на финишную прямую, - Порошенко

Currently there are negotiations about the release of the 25 Ukrainians, who live on the occupied territory of Donbass. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in interview to TV channel “inter”.

He noted that involved all the resources of the Ukrainian side, including the format of the trilateral contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbas and the format “channel four”.

“We’re in the homestretch regarding the conditions, terms and procedures for their return,” – said Poroshenko.

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In addition, the head of state reported having agreements with the Russian leadership to return to their homeland of citizens of Ukraine Yuriy Soloshenko and Gennady Afanasiev, prisoners in Russia.

“I can say that, by prior arrangement, we can count on the return of Gennady Afanasyev and Yury Soloshenko,” – said Poroshenko.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Afanasiev & Soloshenko unable to return home in the coming weeks.