President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he contacted with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the issue of the release of Ukrainian hostages, reports "Interfax-Ukraine".
"I can tell you that over the last month we have had two conversations, entirely devoted to the liberation of the hostages," - Poroshenko said in an interview with the Bulgarian TV channel BTV.
The President noted that tens of Ukrainians were arrested and are in Russian prisons just because of the fact that they have Ukrainian passports and hundreds of Ukrainian citizens are in the basements on the occupied territories as a hostages of the criminal authorities.
"Of course, we are demanding compliance with the Minsk agreements, including the immediate release of the hostages. Our conversations were focused on their release. - Poroshenko said.