In the matter of exchange of prisoners with ORDO effective for Ukraine will be only the formula “all for all”. Such opinion on air of the project “a Great interview with a great politician” on TV channel “112 Ukraine” stated the leader of “Ukrainian choice” Viktor Medvedchuk. He also noted that only the process of exchange over the entire period has been released 1 thousand.
“I can tell you: for the entire period released 1 thousand. From Donetsk and Luhansk are liberated, those of our citizens that we were looking for in respect of which negotiations were conducted, from 870 to 910 people, the rest is found. Today on the territory of Ukraine is established 174 persons being sought unrecognized “DNR”, “LNR”. We, in turn, of those we are looking for, set its data, 46 people. Donetsk, Lugansk and Moscow of this support – offer to exchange all installed all installed. But in the category 174-x are citizens of the Russian Federation, Ukraine wants to release, but instead on those who in Russia”, – he said.
Medvedchuk also told that it prevents a successful exchange of prisoners.
“I just want to say that Minsk is only for those who in Ukraine is contained in the result of ATO, and those who contained in Donetsk and Lugansk. And nothing to Sentsov, Qlyju, Karpyuk has not, and in Minsk it can’t be negotiated. So, Lugansk and Donetsk of the citizens of the Russian Federation recorded as those who have fallen, and indeed it is, convicted of taking part in the ATO. And require inclusion in the list, so we freed them. Ukraine on these persons have a question. One of the arguments of our foreign Ministry “very smart” – that, according to international law, we cannot give the citizens somewhere, like we have not changed the Ukrainians to Ukrainians. We and this was. And more than once. But here intervened the foreign Ministry. They intervened in December, they tried to defend a position and almost broke the exchange,” he added.
“My position, and in Minsk it is written – all in all. The Minsk agreement was a long time ago, but on March 29, 2018 head of the “Norman four” signed a Declaration concerning the optimization of strengthening the implementation of the Minsk agreements, where the last item was to continue the successful exchanges that took place 27 December 2017, producing them according to the principle all for all”, – he concluded.
As is known, may 2014 Viktor Medvedchuk was negotiating with representatives of “LNR” and “DNR” for finding a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass. The result of the mediating negotiating group was the agreement to start a dialogue between the TAG (it includes representatives of the OSCE, Ukraine and Russia) and “DNR”, “LNR”. 23 and 27 June 2014 in this format were held two rounds of consultations, which resulted in an agreement on the introduction of ceasefire.
Recall, December 27 at the Donbass there was an exchange of hostages. This is the first in two years and the largest exchange.