Klimkin, Lavrov discuss further release of Ukrainian hostages
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have discussed further efforts to release Ukrainian hostages, political prisoners and the format of a possible UN peacekeeping mission for occupied Donbas.
"I've just spoken with Lavrov about the release of our hostages and political prisoners, as well as the format of a possible UN peacekeeping mission for occupied Donbas. The positions are sundered, but we'll have to work further. We have also talked about the JCCC [the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination] and touched on his annual press conference," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.
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