Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on humanitarian issues (January 30)

30 January 2019
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Discussing the main agenda issue of the working group on humanitarian issues, the Ukrainian delegation actually confirmed the list of all persons requested by the Republic, but again suggested an unacceptable exchange formula that directly contradicts paragraph 6 of the Complex of measures.
It was not possible to conduct a constructive dialogue on these issues, since the written official positions promised by the Ukrainian party on 3 key topics were not submitted.
"Unfortunately, the
Kiev representative has not sent an official position on the criteria for inclusion of persons to the lists for exchange, which greatly complicates further work on the exchange" - the Plenipotentiary of the Donetsk People's Republic clarified.
Republic also proposed to resume discussion of the draft declaration on non-use of torture.
“We hope that work on this project will resume and will be constructive, since this issue is particularly important,
taking into account a recent death of a person we requested, who was kept in a colony in Ukraine” - Natalia Nikonorova said.