Ukrainian side announced during the meeting of Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk that it called for immediate agreement on verification lists and concretization of date regarding release of hostages. This was reported on Facebook by Daria Olifer, the press secretary of Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian representative in Trilateral Contact Group and second president of Ukraine.
"The main question of today’s agenda is the result of verification of persons, who have committed crimes, but who can be pardoned in terms of legislation to release Ukrainian prisoners. Several hundreds of people do not want to move to the occupied territory in Donbas," Olifer wrote.
Verification took place from April 28 to May 12, representatives of OSCE SMM, Security Service of Ukraine and families of detained ones have participated.
"Ukrainian side stressed: verification process is completed. We are also insisting on immediate agreement of lists and specific date for release of people. Representatives of the occupied territories expressed doubts in willingness/unwillingness of separate citizens to move to Donbas territory, uncontrolled by Ukraine. Mrs. Lutkovska will check this information and submit her statement," Olifer noted.
The final results are to be processed by OSCE afterwards.
As it was reported, it was earlier planned to start verification on April 18, but it was thwarted due to militants’ position. It was decided to start the process as soon as possible during the last meeting of Trilateral Contact Group.