The Russian side rejected the initiative of Ukraine to meet in Minsk to discuss the transfer of the Russian Federation 36 Russian citizens in exchange for the Ukrainians. About this on his page in Facebook wrote the Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko.
“Unfortunately, the Russian side and ombudsmen of the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova rejected the initiative to meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine initiative of the RF transmission 36 of its citizens in exchange for political prisoners of the Kremlin. Russian citizens are simply not needed,” – said Gerashchenko.
She added that he had informed the representatives of the Russian Federation and the OSCE, 22 Russians, convicted in Ukraine for the preparation of terrorist attacks, sabotage, espionage, participation in illegal armed groups and military operations, wrote an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to move them to Russia, in exchange for the Ukrainians who are in Russian prisons.
Earlier it was reported that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is ready to pardon the Russians who have been held in Ukraine, on Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation.