Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the sitting of the group on humanitarian issues (September 18)

18 September 2019
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Today, at the meeting of the group on humanitarian issues, the negotiators from the Republic managed to direct the meeting in a constructive direction.

"We believe that the next step should be the written consolidation of the mechanism for the procedural preparation for the exchange of the detained persons, approved today by all participants. This would be a practical step for the forthcoming and all subsequent exchanges, which would ensure a systematic and orderly exchange procedure.

We have repeatedly stated that we are fully ready for the implementation of the exchange procedure, but the Ukrainian side has not yet completed all stages of the procedural preparation of the detained persons," - Natalia Nikonorova stated.

In addition, in the light of the murder of Roman Dzhumayev on the territory of Ukraine, which occurred on the eve of the exchange, the Plenipotentiary focused on the need to ensure the safety guarantees from the Ukrainian side to persons on the exchange lists.