Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas Irina Gerashchenko reported that in the next few days should be freed a fourth hostage, as agreed during the last meeting in Minsk.
«It is important — in the next few days should be freed a fourth hostage, as agreed during the last meeting in Minsk. This question holds under personal control the President of Ukraine», — wrote Gerashchenko on Friday 26 February at his Facebook.
She reported that operation liberation was held with the participation of the OSCE observation mission and the International Committee of the red cross. After today’s operation liberation of hostages remains 131 Ukrainian.
Gerashchenko noted that in the last week managed to release 7 of Ukrainians, who for many months were in captivity.
«It’s a big job of the President, Minsk humanitarian groups…, interdepartmental center of the SBU. But I am convinced that the liberation happened because of the approaching meeting of foreign Ministers «channel four» in Paris, scheduled for 3 March. It is perhaps the only positive that at least on any outstanding item of the Minsk agreements is the promotion» — she wrote.
The Commissioner reported that in prisons in the occupied territories remains of 4 Ukrainian women and at least 20 Ukrainians with difficult diagnoses. And the Ukrainian side insists on their priority release.
«And in this direction in the next few days should be positive news,» she said.
Gerashchenko said that released today «Leonid Masenkoand Vitaly Chuprynin tell that the fighters were detained on suspicion of espionage for his Pro-Ukrainian position. Kept in captivity since the summer of 2015. Rostislav was drafted in 2014, is wanted on 14 July, after the captivity has psychological problems.»
«But the Ukrainian side does not consider the release of seven hostages of progress. It is just the unlocking process. Progress — when free all the. We therefore demand that the security and humanitarian (primarily the release of the hostages), in addition to political issues, were key at the meeting in Paris. Fighting for each hostage!», — said Gerashchenko.
As reported, today, February 26, from the captivity of militants released three Ukrainian hostages.
On February 24, according to the results of the tripartite talks in Minsk agreed that the militants will release four of the hostages, «grey area» in demining, and near Golden will open a new checkpoint (CPW).
Adviser to the representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite contact group Leonid Kuchma Darka olifer announced that February 26 is scheduled the release of four hostages.
Gerashchenko: in the coming days, the militants will release another hostage 26.02.2016