The exchange of prisoners, prescribed by the Minsk Agreements, will be the central issue of the agenda of the meeting of the humanitarian subgroup.
I would like to remind that, according to representatives of Ukraine, it’s them on whose actions depends how soon the exchange will be performed. That is why, being on the threshold of the exchange, we expect that they have already elaborated mechanisms for clearing people from charges and preparing them for the exchange. We hope that the dialogue will be constructive and reasonable.
For my part, I repeat again that the Republics have long been ready for the exchange. So, I propose not to protract resolving legal issues and to facilitate the earliest return of all detainees.