09 September 2019, 11:37

Zelensky and Putin discussed exchange of prisoners. RF proposes to mutually abandon persecution of citizens


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin held the third telephone conversation on the evening of September 7.

According to the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the parties are pleased with the result of the implementation of the agreements within the first stage on the path to normalizing the dialogue.

“Also, the presidents of the two countries agreed to soon discuss the date of the meeting in the Normandy Format. Also, they talked about further steps in the framework of the Minsk process to resolve the conflict in the Donbass,” the press service said.

Президент України Володимир Зеленський провів телефонну розмову з Президентом Російської Федерації Володимиром Путіним….

Опубліковано Офіс Президента України Субота, 7 вересня 2019 р.

In turn, on September 8, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova, proposed to conclude an agreement between Russia and Ukraine on ending the criminal prosecution of released citizens on an equal footing.

“It seemed appropriate to conclude an interstate agreement in the future on the settlement of the legal status of persons having citizenship of Russia and Ukraine, and wishing to return home, which could also include legal means to resolve the issue of terminating criminal prosecution against them on an equal footing,” says a statement on website of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.

September 7, Kremlin’s prisoners arrived in Ukraine. QHA media published a full list of exchange between Ukraine and Russia.

Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and the Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov gave the first comments after returning to Ukraine.

The released political prisoners Roman Suschenko, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Pavlo Hryb and Volodymyr Balukh talked about what they were going to do in the future.

On July 15, a meeting was held in Kyiv between the Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmila Denisova and her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova, during which they discussed the release of the hostages.

The first telephone conversation between Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin took place on July 11. The key issue of the conversation was the release of captured sailors.