The US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker
US special representative expressed the hope that Russia will agree to a prisoner exchange with Ukraine.
The US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker expects that Russia and Ukraine will exchange prisoners, and that this will strengthen trust between the two countries.
“I sincerely hope that Moscow will agree to this prisoner exchange. This is an important step for confidence-building and reunification of inmates with their families. If all goes well, this will be the result of direct participation of presidents Putin and Zelensky,” wrote Walker on Twitter on Tuesday, July 16.
I sincerely hope Moscow agrees to this prisoner exchange. It would be an important step to build confidence and reunite prisoners with their families. If successful, it will be the result of direct engagement between Presidents Putin and Zelenskyy.
— Kurt Volker (@SpecRepUkraine) July 16, 2019
On 11 July the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in the Donbass and the exchange of prisoners.
Ombudsmen of Ukraine and Russia Lyudmila Denisova and Tatiana Moskalkova exchanged lists of lists of Ukrainians and Russians, who is in jail and prisons in the two countries.
Deputy head of President’s Office Vadim pristayko said that at the meeting of the advisers of the leaders of the “Normandy format” agreed to exchange “a certain number” of prisoners.
“Within a month agreed to exchange a certain number, we call, our prisoners “, – he said.
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