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Next round of talks on releasing hostages slated for March 23 in Minsk, – Gherashchenko
12:29, 16 March 2016
Next round of talks on releasing hostages slated for March 23 in Minsk, – Gherashchenko

The Ukrainian MP said this at the Parliament on Wednesday

12:29, 16 March 2016

Ukrinform

The humanitarian subgroup of Minsk Trilateral Contact Group will hold another round of negotiations on the release of hostages in eastern Ukraine. The event is to take place in the Belarusian capital next Wednesday, Iryna Gherashchenko said in an interview with 112.ua" target="_blank">112 Ukraine TV channel.

“We will consider Article 6 of Minsk agreements fulfilled, when all hostages are free. We are going to search missing persons; there are about 700 citizens on the list, both civilians and military men”, the MP said.

According to her, three Ukrainians who were released from captivity yesterday had severe injuries, so they were first in line to be released.

In general, 124 Ukrainian citizens are held hostage by pro-Russian militants in Donbas, Gherashchenko said. 

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