The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his visit to Odessa region said that he hopes to release 204 prisoners, which, according to the plan of Kiev, was obliged to place even before 5 March.
first head of the centre for assistance to the liberation of prisoners and hostages at the Ukrainian power structures Yuri Tanda said about the intention of Kiev to be completed by March 4-5, the exchange of prisoners. However, the DND Ombudsman Daria Morozova expressed doubt that the exchange will be complete by that date - for example, due to the fact that the Military does not comply with the principle of " all for all ".
"We will undoubtedly return home 204 Ukrainian hostages held by terrorists. I also have confidence that the pilots Hope Savchenko will Also be home " - quoted Poroshenko. He Also clarified that in case of termination of the war in the East of Ukraine, 2016 could be the year of revival of the economy.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.
The resolution of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, during meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.