The statement of the lawyer of Vladimir Ruban with a proposal to exchange his client on two Ukrainian military illegally held in the occupied Donbass, untrue. This was announced by first Vice-speaker of the Parliament and Ukraine’s representative at the talks in Minsk Irina Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.
“And, incidentally, untrue statements of lawyers Ruban, far from the negotiation process in Minsk. Never ORDO not offered for the “General” two of our military. One was about a formula one-on-one, and then ORDO just included his name in its General list where almost three hundred people and said that no small exchanges will not only all for all”, – she wrote.
As reported, Volodymyr Ruban was arrested March 8 on the demarcation line during the transportation of a large consignment of weapons. He is accused of preparing terrorist attacks in Kiev’s city centre, the planning of the coup and the illegal handling of weapons. March 9, the Kyiv court arrested Ruban for 60 days without the right to bail. 4 may his arrest was prolonged for two months – till July 2.
One of the defendants in the “case of Ruban” is people’s Deputy Hope Savchenko, which had previously intended to take him on bail. Currently she is under arrest, after consent is given members of Parliament.
Later, Ruban included in the lists on the exchange from “DNR”. When will take place following the exchange of hostages is not known. Ukraine at the meeting of the Trilateral contact group in Minsk said about the readiness to exchange 23 Russians of their political prisoners in Russia. At the same time, fighters need to give them 80 prisoners in exchange for the 15 prisoners of Ukrainians.