Ukraine is negotiating on the release of Ukrainians, detained in Russia and the temporarily occupied territory. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in a commentary to the media in Jerusalem, the press service of President’s Office reported.
"Two tracks, two lists. We have agreed on the list in Minsk, we will supplement the list of established persons. We will prepare this track - the exchange with the temporarily occupied territories. And a separate track - we have already started a conversation with the Russian Federation about the exchange of Ukrainians - all, including the Crimean Tatars, and other Ukrainians who are in the territory of Russia," Zelensky said.
As we reported earlier, President Zelensky stated that 81 people, in total, were released during the prisoner swap. 76 of them returned to the territories controlled by Ukraine; another 6 decided to stay in occupied territories as Radio Svoboda informed.
“We released 81 people, 76 are in Ukraine now, in the controlled territory. Six of them stayed in temporarily occupied territories; they have families there,” Zelensky said.