Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone discussed with the Heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky the initiative of the leader of the public movement "Ukrainian Choice - the People's Right" Viktor Medvedchuk on the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine, the DPR and the LPR. As the press secretary of the Russian Head of State Dmitry Peskov said, the Donbass republics' representatives generally supported the initiative.
"After the appeal of Viktor Medvedchuk earlier yesterday and taking into account the support of this initiative by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Vladimir Putin talked to Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky, the Heads of the DPR and the LPR in the evening," Peskov said. "Putin told his interlocutors that he supported Medvedchuk's proposal for a large-scale exchange of persons held by both sides," he added.
"Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky generally supported this initiative," Peskov said. "At the same time, they drew attention to the fact that we still have to work on this issue with representatives of the Ukrainian party," the press secretary of the Russian president said.
DONi News Agency