The exchange of hostages is not happening because of political games of Ukraine and Russia. Such opinion on air of “112 Ukraine” said the political scientist Ruslan Bortnik.
“In my opinion, the main reason is the political games around this issue (exchange of hostages – ed). They lie in the fact that today Ukraine insists on a direct exchange between Ukraine and Russia, and Russia wants to organize and promote exchange between Ukraine and the unrecognized “DNR” and “LNR”. Thus, Russia is trying to avoid the status of the participant of the conflict that her information would arise in the event of the existence of direct large-scale exchanges. And Ukraine is trying to push Russia into a propaganda trap. Side play, so exchange is not happening,” he said.
Recall that in December last year, hosted the largest exchange according to the formula “306 at 74”.
We note that recently it became known that the participation of Viktor Medvedchuk in the negotiation process for the first time spoke German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Viktor Medvedchuk is a Ukrainian representative in the negotiations on exchange of prisoners in the Donbass (part of the sub-group on humanitarian issues of the Trilateral contact group).
As you know, thanks to the participation of Viktor Medvedchuk managed to release more than 480 of Ukrainian citizens.