Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky initiated the discussion of the release of 22 Crimean Tatars during the talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak stated.
“He (Andriy Yermak, - 112.international) noted that Volodymyr Zelensky during his last talk with President of Russia Vladimir Putin initiated the discussion of the release of 22 Crimean Tatars illegally detained in occupied Crimea,” the message said.
Moreover, the President’s Office Head reported that the agreement of the list of the mutual release of people illegally detained in occupied territories of Donbas is possible during the next few weeks.
“We hope that at the upcoming sessions of the Trilateral Contact Group, the lists on the exchange will be finally agreed. We hope that during a few weeks we will be able to talk about particular dates of exchange,” Yermak said.
Earlier, Yermak stated that the next round of prisoners exchange in Donbas could take place in the coming weeks. He claimed that Ukraine already passed the OSCE a list of 100 people that are to be exchanged. Russian mercenaries, on their part, offer to pass them almost the same number of people.