Ukrainian envoy to Minsk expects to conduct prisoners’ exchange by January

The negotiation process on prisoners’ exchange in Donbass has positive dynamics, there is a hope to conduct the exchange before the New Year’s Day, reports the Ukrainian envoy to Belarus, Igor Kizim.

“The Norman format directly asked to solve that question. It was announced that it should be done before the New Year’s Day and Christmas holidays. So far everything goes well, but of course, there are certain difficulties. But in general we all hope that the exchange is to take place,” said Kizim.

On Saturday, a meeting of advisers to the leaders of the participating countries of the "Norman format" was held in Minsk. As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier reported, the advisers planned to discuss the prisoners’ exchange between the parties to the conflict in the Donbass.

DONi News Agency