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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko authorized Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko to sign agreements between Ukraine and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on mutual legal assistance in criminal and civil matters, according to the presidential administration press service.

The deal also greentlights mutual transfer of convicted persons.

As UNIAN reported earlier, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative to the humanitarian team of the Tripartite Contact Group on the Donbas settlement, Iryna Gerashchenko, said the Ukrainian side was ready to hand over to Russia 25 Russian nationals and grant pardon to 72 militants in exchange for 19 civilians and soldiers held in Donbas.