Zelensky hopes for solution of issue of prisoner swap at Normandy Format Summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the president hopes for the definition of the clear timeline for the withdrawal of the troops
15:28, 16 September 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he hopes for holding of meeting of Normandy Format soon. He also hopes that the issue of release of all detainees and setting the date of disengagement of forces in Donbas as 112 Ukraine.

“The main steps – the solution of the issue of the final exchange of our prisoners, all for all, as we may call it so. The second issue is the final definition of clear terms of the disengagement of forces – Zolote, Petrovske, then the clear timeline when we disengage the forces all along the contact line,” Zelensky said.

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Secondly, it is necessary to solve the issue of terms of the withdrawal of the Russian forces on the eve of the local elections in temporarily occupied territory.

“If we discuss the local elections in temporarily occupied territory, we should understand that the clear terms should be before the elections, the withdrawal of all troops from the temporarily occupied territories.

Earlier Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko noted that the ceasefire and withdrawal of the troops in Donbas will be discussed at Normandy Format Summit.

Related: France stands for holding Normandy format meeting in Paris, - MFA

He also said that the meet was to take place on September 16, but Russia could not come on that day. The negotiations are being carried out strongly relating to the date. The state leaders will possibly meet in Paris. 



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