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No progress in hostage release in Donbas, - Poroshenko

The President said that the European diplomacy has to play an important role in terms of hostages release in Donbas
15:32, 12 March 2018

Ukrainian News

Ukraine’s President Poroshenko claimed that there is no progress in hostages release in Donbas within more than two months and a half. He said it at the briefing with Federica Mogherini, the Vice-President of the EU Commission,  High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

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“I think, that the European diplomacy has to play an important role in terms of hostages release in Donbas. We discussed this issue with Mrs. Vice-President and we see that after an obvious success in December, when 74 Ukrainian hostages were released, and now we do not have any progress again within two months and a half, regardless of exact proposals of Russian side. This regards both hostages, who are illegally kept on the occupied territory and political prisoners, who are kept in Russian prisons,” Poroshenko said.

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As we reported earlier, Roman Savkov, the soldier of the 92nd brigade, was exchanged for a woman sentenced in Ukraine for the treason and pardoned by the president of Ukraine. She was transferred to the territory uncontrolled by Kyiv on January 21.

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