Putin promised to discuss exchange of detained in Donbas with militant commanders

Source : 112 Ukraine

The last exchange of detainees took place in December 2016
15:53, 15 November 2017


President of Russia Vladimir Putin promised to discuss the issue of exchanging Donbas detainees with the commanders of the Russia-backed militants in Donbas, according to Vesti

It is noted that it was pro-Russian Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk who addressed President Putin on the issue.

Viktor Medvedchuk is the chairman of the pro-Russian political organization Ukrainian Choice. and an opponent of Ukraine joining the European Union. Viktor Medvedchuk is an open and bitter critic of the Euromaidan protest. After one of his December 2013 meetings with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Medvedchuk publicly promised to "deal with" pro-European protesters in Ukraine. He is also under personal sanctions imposed by the US for aiding Ukraine’s notoriously known ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

Previously we reported, that in November, the OSCE said that the final lists for the detainee exchange weren’t prepared at the time.

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