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Prisoner swap is priority for Red Cross, - Zelensky's office

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President of Ukraine urged the Red Cross to accelerate the prisoners’ exchange
21:04, 3 November 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky holds meeting with President of the International Red Cross Committee Peter Maurer
Official website of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky asked the Red Cross to assist in the receiving of the list of prisoners and accelerate their swap. The organization answered that this issue is one of the priorities as President of the International Red Cross Committee Peter Maurer stated as the President’s Office reported.

Related: Russia sends 99th 'humanitarian convoy' to Donbas

The sides underlined the importance of the prisoner swap on the formula ‘all for all’.

“President of the International Red Cross Committee Peter Maurer reported that Ukraine is the most important among all European countries in the operational activities of the ICRC and the eighth-largest country in the world in terms of the volume of the organization’s work,” the message said.

Moreover, the President of Ukraine and President of the Red Cross discussed the process of mine clearance of 19 agreed areas in Donbas and plans to open new checkpoints at the demarcation line.

Related: Aggravation in Donbas: Trilateral Contact Group agrees to observe ceasefire regime

As we reported, Head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group Leonid Kravchuk demanded from the militants to admit the Red Cross mission to captive Ukrainians kept in the prisons in occupied territories of Donbas.

Earlier, Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak stated that the International Committee of the Red Cross will have access to the occupied territories of Donbas until the end of September.

 

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