MOSCOW, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti. President Vladimir Putin discussed by telephone with the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice — the right of the people” Victor Medvedchuk for the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine, DPR AND LPR; Zakharchenko and Carpentry in General supported the idea, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
“After the treatment earlier today, Viktor Medvedchuk, and given the support for this initiative by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill Vladimir Putin in the evening spoke by telephone with the leaders of the DNI and LC Zakharchenko and Carpentry… Putin told the interlocutors that he supported the proposal of the Medvedchuk about the large-scale exchange held by both parties, persons”, — said Peskov.
“Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky were generally supportive of this initiative,” — said Peskov.
According to him, the heads of the DNI and LC are also “drew attention to the fact that there is still further work on this issue with representatives of the Ukrainian side.”
Wednesday Medvedchuk at a meeting with Putin and Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in the resurrection new Jerusalem monastery announced that Ukraine is ready to release the 306 people in the exchange of prisoners in the Donbass, in turn Kiev is waiting for from the militia release over 70 people before the New year.
The DNI and the LC has repeatedly stated that Kyiv is delaying the process of preparation for the prisoner exchange and continues to divide the lists to be and not to be exchanged. Representatives of the republics insisted on the exchange of prisoners according to the principle “all for all” according to the Minsk agreement. However, Medvedchuk noted that this principle contradicts the Ukrainian legislation, as some prisoners cannot be released due to the fact that they are involved in heinous crimes.
The implementation of the Minsk agreements