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Spokesman for the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Oleksiy Arestovych has said a prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia may take place by the end of the year.

"We offer to conduct the prisoner swap by December 24, before Christmas, as a gesture of fulfilling our agreements," he told Ukrainian Nash (Our) TV channel, according to the Novoe Vremya news outlet.

According to Arestovych, political advisers have also begun preparations for the Normandy Four summit. It should take place in 2020.

"As far as I know, political advisers are negotiating on organizing such a meeting. Practical work is under way," he said.

Read alsoZelensky: Work on freeing Ukrainians from captivity underwayThe official added a meeting in the Normandy format is necessary for Ukraine to sum up the results of last year, as well as making new decisions at the highest political level.

Ukrainian Action Plan for Donbas

  • The Action Plan for Donbas was announced by the Office of the President after one of the TCG meetings. The Office of the President of Ukraine said then that the plan had to be developed based on the proposals of the participants in the latest Normandy summit.
  • On November 5, the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas announced five key points of the new action plan for the occupied territories.
  • On November 10, the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG said that the Action Plan for Donbas proposed by the Ukrainian side was "taken as a basis" by the members of the subgroup on political issues.