The failure of the Ukrainian side are planned at Friday's exchange of prisoners with the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic have demonstrated that official Kiev is ready to fulfill Minsk consensus, said the correspondents, the head of the working group on exchange of prisoners of war of LNR Olga Kobzeva.
"(The representative of the Ukrainian side - ed.) Vyacheslav Gerashchenko, said that the exchange will take place through the fault of the Ukrainian side. This shows once again that the Ukrainian side is not ready to perform a set of measures of the Minsk agreements ", - told Kobzeva, explaining in a phone conversation with a representative of the Ukrainian side, which said the cancellation of the planned exchange.
She explained that while paragraph 5 and 6 of the Complex of measures of the Minsk agreements from the outset, the exchange was required to be done by the formula " all for all ".
"in the month of September I was declared readiness to give the Ukrainian party of five people. They provided us with a list together of DNR and LNR that the Ukrainian side is ready to give Us 29 people, in the end of the talks, which lasted 2 months, we concerning have come to the agreement that will be exchanged " 5 to 10 ", - told Kobzeva.
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.