Kyiv ready to exchange 23 Russian citizens for Ukrainian hostages, - MP

Source : 112 Ukraine

The said Russians are now in custody in Ukraine, arrested for tough crimes against this country's statehood and territorial integrity, Iryna Gerashchenko says
22:51, 3 April 2018

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23 Russian citizens remain in Ukrainian prisons, serving time for tough crimes against this country's statehood and territorial integrity. Iryna Gerashchenko, the deputy head of the Ukrainian parliament and Ukraine's humanitarian representative in the Minsk talks group said that on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

'The Russians, arrested during the conflict in Donbas, currently serve time in Ukrainian jails - for the crimes against the territorial integrity and sovereignty; they were detained and judged for their part in this conflict, siding with the so-called 'militia'. It is obvious, however, that they are the curators, not the militia fighters. The Ukrainian side is ready to pass these judged people in the exchange for Ukrainian citizens', she said. 

The Trilateral Contact Group will gather in the Belarusian capital on April 4; the POW exchange will be among the topics for discussion, too. 

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