The work on the transfer of Donbas detainees goes on, and all the prisoners on both sides should be released, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin, - reports Reuters.
We are engaged in this work actively too, and also with the mediation of Medvedchuk. Much has been done, but much remains to be done. I hope that it will be completed. I personally believe that this work should be completed and all the people who are being held on the Ukrainian side, in Donbas - should be released, "- he said.
However, Putin stressed it is complicated process, which is related "to the mutual claims and asking - who, where and for what have been detained".
Earlier, the representative of the president of Ukraine on the peaceful settlement of Donbas situation Iryna Gerashchenko said that Russia used to blackmail Ukraine on the issue of exchange of prisoners in Donbas.