The representative of Ukraine in the contact group on settlement in Donbass Viktor Medvedchuk, who is also called “the godfather of Putin,” said of the man for whom Ukraine hopes to exchange two prisoners Ukrainians in Russia — Gennady Afanasyev and Yuri Soloshenko.
According to Medvedchuk, whom he shared with the “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine”, the defendants in exchange from the Ukrainian side will be “two citizens, which are related to the events in Odessa”. To them, he explained, already showed interest in the Russian side.
Medvedchuk told about the citizens of a country in question, but noted that the exchange should take place in the near future.
Read why until the exchange Sentsov.
Experts suggest that the return to the Homeland right Soloshenko and Afanasyev (first of them was accused of participation in the group Sentsov”, second — espionage) due to their severe state of health: Russia allegedly doesn’t want them killed in custody, which could trigger an international scandal.
With regards to the exchange of prisoners with the self-proclaimed republics Medvedchuk noted that the parties continue to sort out how to interpret spelled out in the Minsk agreements, the principle of “all for all”.
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