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Russian MFA comments on exchange of prisoners with Ukraine

Moscow sees prisoners' exchange as a positive signal
20:42, 7 September 2019
 
The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia. The press service of the Russian MFA reports this.

“We consider the agreed mutual release of persons held in Russia and Ukraine as a positive signal, followed by other important steps to break the current situation in Russian-Ukrainian relations from the impasse and implement the Minsk agreements,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry also noted that the exchange of prisoners was made possible thanks to the implementation of the agreements reached personally by the presidents of Russia and Ukraine.

Related: 227 Ukrainians are still imprisoned in Donbas region by invaders, - Security Service of Ukraine

 
Earlier, the representatives of the G7 member countries congratulated the Ukrainian authorities on the sucess, and reported that they share the joy of the Ukrainians on the occasion of their prisoners' return home.

The ambassadors noted that they remember those who remain in custody and hope for their speedy release.
 
The representatives of the Big Seven countries congratulated the Ukrainian authorities on the sucess, and reported that they join the gladness of the Ukrainians on the occasion of their prisoners' return home.

The ambassadors noted that they remember those who remain in custody and hope for their speedy release.
 
 
Today, September 7, the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia took place.

Around 1:40 p.m., the plane with Ukrainians landed at the Boryspil airport.

35 people returned to Ukraine, the full list was published by the press service of the President of Ukraine.
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