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 other Crimeans who are in Crimea and in Russia, and Russians held in Ukraine," the President’s Office reported.
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.
As we reported, Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said that Ukraine, Russia, and the EU have signed a new gas contract for 5 years with the possibility of prolonging it for 10 years