Ukraine-Russia-OSCE Talks Group meeting in Minsk

18:23, 4 October 2017

Minsk hosts another session of the Trilateral Contact Group which solves the issues related to Donbas conflict.

According to Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine’s envoy in the humanitarian subgroup, the key topic of today’s session is the release of illegally detained hostages, who are now being held in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Ukraine is ready to exchange 313 pro-Russian militants for 88 of its citizens. The official exchange lists include 144 names of Ukrainian citizens; however, Russian mercenaries only confirm the whereabouts of 88 hostages.