Unfortunately, the today’s Minsk negotiations have not produced the results expected. The absence of a constructive dialogue coupled with unethical conduct of the Ukrainian plenipotentiary demonstrate the true position of our opponents and their unwillingness to honour their commitments in full. Perhaps, such a behavior of the Ukrainian representative was due to the absence of Mr. Medvedchuk in the meeting. Five times we have made a proposal to exchange the persons who had already been identified but we haven’t received any direct response. Thus, our side initiated a video conference with the mandatory participation of Viktor Medvedchuk. The video conference is scheduled for January 18. The performance of the exchange of prisoners of war by Epiphany will be the central issue. Mr. Kuchma supported our initiative. I hope, we will come to a common agreement, and our citizens will celebrate this great orthodox holiday at home in the midst of the family.