Ukraine NSDC secretary arrives at Kyiv Airport, comments reports on prisoner swap

08:50, 30 August 2019
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When asked if there is information that prisoners of war and political prisoners will arrive in Ukraine today, Danyliuk said: "I won't comment on this issue. We will comment on it when this happens. Let's wait for the fact itself. This is a very important question," Hromadske reports.

To clarify the question whether there will be an exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia held today, he replied: "We hope."

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Danyliuk’s visit to the airport is not connected with the exchange of prisoners – the NSDC secretary is flyng to Poland to meet with his counterpart.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the newly elected Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Ruslan Riaboshapka, reported, citing a Verkhovna Rada staffer, that the exchange of prisoners with Russia took place and Ukrainian political prisoners, including Sentsov, Balukh, Hryb, as well as POW sailors, are returning to Ukraine.

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