No progress has been made in the question of the release of the hostages and political prisoners at the Trilateral Contact Group meeting in Minsk, as Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine’s representative to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, wrote on Facebook.
“Unfortunately, no progress has been made regarding the release of the hostages and political prisoners, as all of our compromise offers were rejected. During the talks, it was clear that Russia was not ready to any positive steps and compromise. The search of the missing is also blocked,” Gerashchenko wrote.
Earlier, Yevgen Marchuk, Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group, stated that Ukraine intended to propose an exchange formula – "23 for 23" and "66 for 19".
As it was reported, earlier, Russia rejected Ukraine’s initiative to carry out prisoners’ exchange on the eve of winter holidays.