Representatives of the so-called "Luhansk People’s Republic" said they were ready to negotiate only with the Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life party and MP Viktor Medvedchuk and hand over three detained women to him unilaterally. Olga Kobtseva, representative of the "LPR" said this at the briefing.
"In confirmation of our readiness (for joint work) with Mr. Medvedchuk, we repeated our proposal about the transfer of three women from the "republics" to him or person authorized by him," Kobtseva said.
She also added that the "LPR" proposed to involve Viktor Medvedchuk in the negotiations instead of her.
“This is due to the fact that during the work in the negotiation process Mr Medvedchuk has established himself as an obligatory negotiator: the topics that were discussed at the meetings of the Contact Group at the time were followed by practical steps, " the representative of the"LPR" said.
Earlier, at the beginning of the year, the ORDLO authorities were ready to unilaterally return to Ukraine four women, whose release was agreed by Viktor Medvedchuk. Natalya Stetsenko, Natalya Savchenko, Kateryna Kotenko and Svetlana Dovhal have been in their prisons for several years on charges of espionage. As early as January 20, they could have been at home. However, the authorities in fact blocked this process, and women, some of whom are seriously ill, are still behind bars. Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Donbas, thanks to Viktor Medvedchuk, 493 Ukrainians have returned home from occupied Donbas territories, and more than 1,500 Ukrainians have been released by the politician.