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Kremlin agrees to exchange prisoners with Ukraine in format of "all for all", - Peskov

The exchange of captives in “all for all” format should be the ultimate goal 
13:26, 4 October 2019

TASS

Kremlin agrees to exchange prisoners with Ukraine in "all for all" format. This was stated by the spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.

He stated that the exchange of prisoners in this format should be the ultimate goal. Peskov also noted that work in this context continues.

"From the Russian side, it has been stated for a long time that Russia would be happy to exchange 'all for all'," Dmitry Peskov said.

Related: Zelensky negotiating with Putin on prisoners' exchange, Western partners don't want to intervene, - MFA

He added that everything depends on the readiness of both parties.

As we reported earlier, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystayko declared that the large Ukraine-Russia prisoners’ exchange is planned for next week.

“You see that we succeeded to exchange our people. Soon, literally, the next week, we plan even larger exchange,” Prystaiko reported.

On September 7, the first round of prisoners’ exchange was held in "35 for 35" format. 24 sailors, journalist Roman Sushchenko, director Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Pavlo Gryb, Stanislav Klych, Mykola Karpyuk, Volodymyr Balukh, Yevgen Panov, Arthur Panov, Edem Bekirov and Mykola Sizanovich returned to Ukraine.

Related: Process will be long: Russia does not exclude new prisoners' exchange, - Peskov

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