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72 political prisoners may return to Ukraine by the end of 2019, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

The homecoming of political prisoners will be the first big step
09:16, 10 December 2019

Axios

By the end of this year, 72 political prisoners may return to Ukraine. It was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during the briefing after the Normandy Summit, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"Well, it is difficult, but we said we would talk about it and would decide how it should be done. Let’s take the first step. A big step because 72 people can come home," Zelensky said.

“All for all” exchange will take place after both parties approve all the lists.

Related: Putin unveiled his impressions after meeting with Zelensky

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on December 9 in Paris at the Normandy Summit.

The negotiating countries agreed to facilitate the mutual release of detainees by December 31 on the principle of "all for all".

According to Zelensky, the negotiating parties also agreed to create another three areas for the disengagement of forces and military equipment.

In addition, the leaders of four states discussed granting special status to certain territories of Donbas.

Related: Normandy Summit Common Agreed Conclusions. Full Text

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