Poroshenko explained why Ukraine gave the rebels the RussiansUncategorized December 28, 2017
Ukraine in the framework of the exchange of detainees 27 Dec did not release and did not pass the Kremlin-controlled fighters are in Ukrainian prisons citizens of Russia, as plans to exchange them for Ukrainian prisoners held in Russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea. The President Petro Poroshenko said in the commentary edition of Country at the Boryspil airport, where they arrived in the Donbas liberated the hostages.
“Will be accompanied by more effort to pull our citizens from Russian prisons, from the occupied Crimea. For the sake of today we have not given any Russians. 15 more citizens of Russia who are in our prisons, should be directed to return home Sushchenko, Sentsov, Kolchenko, Cliche, Karpyuk and many other”, – said the head of state.
Earlier, the lawyers of the Russians, who are accused of crimes against Ukraine and its citizens, and on the release which insisted the militants said that their clients allegedly at the last minute “deleted” from the list on the exchange and again put into custody.
See also: Ukraine has started new talks on the return of the hostages.
Later, the negotiator from Ukraine in the Minsk process Victor Medvedchuk in interview to the Russian media reported that Kiev was excluded from the list on the exchange of citizens of the Russian Federation, as they, according to the Convention of the CIS countries may be issued only through official channels of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
27 December 2017 was held on the largest scale in the recent exchange of Ukrainian hostages in the Donbass. Ukraine handed fighters 233 queried person, and received in return 73 the release of the hostages.
See also: How to meet liberated from captivity of Ukrainians – a photo essay
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