Poroshenko's envoy announces new talks on next prisoner exchange

13:40, 28 December 2017

Ukrainian Member of Parliament from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction and the presidential envoy in Parliament, Iryna Lutsenko, has said another round of negotiations on the exchange of prisoners began between Ukraine and the militants, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel.


"Negotiations continue. I cannot say that it will be 93 people. At least 23-25 people have already been confirmed by separatists so they are ready for a swap," she said at the Boryspil airport, where the Ukrainians released from militant captivity had recently arrived, 112 Ukraine reports.

Read alsoBig swap"In addition to these people, President Petro Poroshenko plans to seriously work on the return of our guys who have been convicted in Russia. To this end, Russian prisoners remain in detention as an additional card, as a serious argument to exchange Russian nationals for our citizens who are now in Russia. This strategy is being developed and it will be thoroughly implemented," Lutsenko said.

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