Ukraine-Russia exchange of captives: Zelensky expects first results within next several days

He asked the media not to spread any rumors concerning this matter
13:00, 23 August 2019

The first results in the exchange of Ukrainian and Russian captives could appear in the next few days. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said so talking to the reporters, as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

"We're expecting results, step by step. The first results should appear in the coming days. I don't want to guess at the future", he said.

The president added that he personally took care of this issue.

"I'm asking the media: no rumors, please. I've been working on it for two months now. Just let me do my job", Zelensky said.

Related: Ukrainian sailors could return in Medvedchuk's plane, - Chief Editor of Moscow radio station

As 112 International reported, Tatyana Moskalkova, the Russian ombudsman came to Kyiv on August 23. The goal of her visit has not been disclosed.

Previously, the media said that in late August, Russia could bring the captured Ukrainian sailors back home. The 24 seamen were captured by Russian special service workers in the Kerch Strait in November 2018. Some reporters assumed that Russia could exchange the sailors on Kyrylo Vyshnysky, the ex-Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti news agency; he was arrested in May 2018 under charges with state treason.

Related: One Ukrainian sailor on board captured by pirates in Cameroon

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