Zelensky said about the discussion with Russia of the exchange of detainees

KIEV, April 17 – RIA Novosti. Moscow and Kiev are negotiating the exchange of detainees, told President Vladimir Zelensky.

on the Eve of Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Republic of Donbass made the exchange of prisoners. Kiev gave 14 people, the LC and the DNI – 20.

“the Next step: we want to convert those people who are either in the Crimea or in the territory of Russia”, — said the Ukrainian President was on a talk show “Freedom of speech Savik Shuster”.

He noted that this might be difficult in terms of coronavirus.

“But we understand that life on the coronavirus does not stop,” — said the head of state.

He explained that Kiev proposed in the contact group on the Donbas in Minsk to hold talks in the format that the discussion was not on the schedule, and if necessary. According to the President, other members supported this initiative.

“Now at the beginning of each week we held a “video-Minsk”. We want to walk forward, because this now brings us to the solution globally this issue (the end of the conflict in the Donbas – ed.)”, — concluded Zelensky.

In September, Moscow and Kiev at the same time freed for 35 people. After that, the parties have repeatedly stated about the possibility of a new stage for the release of detained persons.