Trilateral Contact Group makes no progress in prisoners exchange

Before the meeting, it was reported that Ukraine was going to propose a formula - "23 for 23" and "66 for 19"
17:56, 19 December 2018


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.

Related: Ukraine’s Naval Commander offers to exchange him for detained Ukrainian sailors

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.

Related: Pro-Kremlin militants offer Kyiv to exchange prisoners on December 27

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