The position of Kyiv slows down the implementation of paragraph Minsk arrangements for the exchange of prisoners, said Last news Deputy head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Stepanov, representing the Russian Federation in the sub-group on humanitarian issues of the contact group on settlement in Donbass.
He explained that the development of the exchange of prisoners at a standstill because of the position of the Kiev authorities, who do not agree with the format of an exchange " all for all ".
"The discussion is not fast, with different delay, simply does not point agreements in this issue, as a pardon, Amnesty and so on," - said Stepanov.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document from February 12 - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of security zones, obliges the Ukrainian Authorities to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of holding local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status "of Donetsk and Lugansk regions" and the exchange of prisoners.
before the Committee on prisoners of war DND stated that the exchange of prisoners by the formula "all for all" is difficult due to the fact that Kiev brought against many of the captured militants, criminal cases under articles " Terrorism ", " Separatism ", " Participation in illegal armed groups ". Power DND ready to exchange only under the condition that the case will be closed.