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Kremlin does not hold talks on release of Ukrainian sailors, - Putin's Press Secretary

It also concerns Kyrylo Vyshynsky
14:39, 10 July 2019

TASS

There are no changes concerning the people kept in Russia and Ukraine, Kremlin is not holding talks on this, as the Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said, Interfax reported.

“The situation with the detainees – this topic is raised at the Contact Group, but we don’t see any results,” Peskov said.

Answering the question whether Kremlin held any talks on the release of the Ukrainian sailors, kept in Russia, and Kyrylo Vyshynsky, kept in Ukraine, Peskov said: “Yes”.

Related: We work day and night to release Ukrainian sailors, - Zelensky

He reminded that “there were some appeals from the Russian side, a correspondence”.

“Nothing else for now,” Peskov said.

He explained that it was about “the situation with detained people”.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said his team was working hard to see the Ukrainian sailors released from captivity in Donbas. The head of the state said so during the speech in Odesa, where he came with the working visit. "We work day and night in order to bring the captured sailors home. I do everything for the words about the release to finally become the real hugs with our guys", Zelensky said.

Related: Russian prosecutors press final charges against 24 Ukrainian sailors

July 7, the Ukrainian leader came to Odesa and Luhansk regions with working visits. In Odesa, he joined the festivities timed to the Ukrainian Navy Day.

24 Ukrainian sailors were captured in Kerch Strait near the Russian-occupeid Crimea in November 2018. 

Related: 'Putin uses sailors as bargaining chip' - Ukraine's Foreign Minister

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