Poroshenko met with the Minsk negotiators discussed the release of hostages

Representatives of the Minsk humanitarian sub-groups of the Trilateral contact group met on Thursday 18 February with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and discussed the release of hostages and the International Committee of the red cross in the process.

This was reported by a member of the humanitarian sub-groups of the Trilateral contact group, people’s Deputy of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko.

«Reported Petro Poroshenko about the situation with the release of the hostages, told about the meeting with relatives of hostages, with whom we are in constant contact, discussed the ICRC’s participation in the liberation of hostages and search for missing persons,» — wrote Gerashchenko in his Facebook.

The MP said in the message that the President of Ukraine «holds the subject of the release of the hostages on personal control».

Recall that January 13 in Minsk the participants of the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas agreed to free more than 50 prisoners on both sides. However the occupiers block the release of prisoners on lists.

Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on resolving the situation in Donbas, a member of the subgroup for the exchange of prisoners in Minsk, Irina Herashchenko said about the failure of Russia and its militants controlled the humanitarian aspects of the Minsk agreements.

She recalled that in the captivity of militants remains, according to updated information from the security service of Ukraine, Ukrainians 137. 10 of them are in prisons of the Russian Federation.

She said that the militants have stated that they can apply to the Ukrainians the death penalty based on the Criminal code is not an existing country — Soviet Union. «It’s shocking in its cynicism reminiscent of the rhetoric of the ISIS,» said Gerashchenko.




Poroshenko met with the Minsk negotiators discussed the release of hostages 19.02.2016

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