Militants never offered to exchange Ruban for two Ilovaisk hostages, - Gerashchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The pro-Russian militants put Ruban on the common list
16:59, 2 August 2018

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The statement of the lawyer of Volodymyr Ruban about his offer to exchange him for two Ukrainian soldiers illegally detained in occupied Donbas does not correspond with the reality. Iryna Gerashchenko, the First Vice Speaker and the representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Talks reported this on Facebook.

"And, by the way, the statements of the Ruban's lawyers do not correspond with the reality; they are far from the Minsk Talks. Donbas militants never offered two our soldier for this so-called "general". Once, there was a talk about a formula "one for one" and then the militants put Ruban on the common list with another 300 people and claimed that there will be no small exchange only all for all," she wrote.

Related: Ruban on hostage exchange list from DNR

Ruban was detained on March 8 at the Ukrainian checkpoint at the demarcation line of Donbas Conflict zone. It is stated that Ruban is suspected in the illegal handling of arms, preparation of a crime and terrorist action. Later the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested Volodymyr Ruban, the Leader of Center of POW Release 'Officer Corps' for 60 days without a right to the bail. The Court extended the arrest on May 4 to July 2.

Related: Militants want exchange Ruban for one prisoner, which is unacceptable

Also, it was reported that non-affiliated MP Nadia Savchenko and Volodymyr Ruban, the Head of 'Officer Corps' planned to attack the cortege of the President of Ukraine with the large caliber sniper rifle. 

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