Today, December 31, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It is reported that the leaders of the states congratulated each other on the upcoming holidays and the mutual exchange of held persons, which took place on December 29. The parties also congratulated the conclusion of the gas contract.
"During the conversation, the leaders of states also agreed to immediately proceed to agree on lists for the release of Ukrainians, among others Crimeans who are in Crimea and in Russia, and Russians held in Ukraine," - the President’s Office said.
It is noted that the parties expressed the hope that a complete ceasefire along the demarcation line in the Donbas will begin in the near future.