The video conference of the Trilateral Contact Group on the prisoners’ exchange between Ukraine and occupied Donbas is appointed for Monday, December 23 as Darka Olifer, the Spokesperson of Ukraine’s Representative Leonid Kuchma, reported on Facebook.
“For continuation of the work on the release of people detained in occupied Donbas, the video conference of the Trilateral Contact Group is appointed for Monday, December 23, 2019,” Olifer wrote.
On December 18, the sides did not succeed to agree on the release of prisoners at the Trilateral Contact Group meeting. Ukrainian side insists on the exchange ‘all for all’, according to the agreement reached within Normandy Format Summit; however, the lists of the prisoners were not agreed.
On December 19, Leonid Kuchma stated that the negotiations on the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed republics of the occupied Donbas continue.
As we reported leaders of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin have so far agreed to hold another round of prisoners’ exchange. The deadline would be until December 31, 2019.