Unfortunately, the negotiators of Kiev in the humanitarian group continue to take a destructive position. So, today the Ukrainian party again delayed the exchange of held persons, talking about procedural and formal problems in preparing for the exchange. Although it was representatives of Kiev who assured that these procedural nuances should have been decided several months ago. We hope that by the next meeting of the Contact group, as it was commissioned today, all issues will be resolved and agreed.
Also at the sitting, our representatives emphasized the inadmissibility of unilateral measures to verify the consent of the held persons for inclusion in the exchange list, which the Ukrainian party is trying to make without any confirmation.