Exchange of prisoners requires coordination between authorities of Ukraine and Russia, – Lavrov

The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry also spoke about the arrest of RIA Novosti editor-in-chief Kirill Vyshynsky in Ukraine

The exchange of prisoners between the Russian Federation and Ukraine requires coordination between the leaders of the two countries. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reports UNN with reference to TASS.

“In order to promote this topic (prisoners’ exchange – ed.), it is necessary to agree not only in principle, but also to coordinate specific legal, technical and organizational aspects,” Lavrov commented on the information that the mutual release of detainees can take place in soon.  

He also mentioned the situation with the arrest of the RIA Novosti Ukraine chief editor Kirill Vyshynsky.

Lavrov believes that Vyshynsky did not violate Ukrainian laws, but “just wrote reports,” for which he was accused of treason.

Earlier, the Kommersant publication, citing a source close to the negotiations, reported that by the end of August Russia could return to Ukraine prisoners of war captured in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.   As we reported, on November 25, 2018, Russian border guards seized the Ukrainian Yana Kapu raid tug and small armored artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait area, using weapons. As a result of the incident, 24 Ukrainian sailors were detained and arrested.

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8 comments

  1. Lavrov believes that Vyshynsky did not violate Ukrainian laws, but “just wrote reports,” for which he was accused of treason.

    This is from a government website, hardly writing reports horseface, is it? Nope the guy is a traitor, employed by RT the most vile of the Kremlin’s lie machine.

    “In spring of 2014, Vyshinsky visited Crimea, where, tasked by top managers of the MIA “Russia Today”, personally joined propaganda actions aimed at supporting the annexation and movement to the Russian Federation, SBU operatives documented. For these actions in favor of the aggressor country, in May 2014, K. Vyshynsky was awarded a medal “For Merits to the Fatherland”, by a restricted-access Decree of the President of the Russian Federation.”

  2. It is interference in the internal matters of a sovereign foreign country SirGay Liarov. A matter you of Mongol hordes descent seem not to be able to comprehend fully. This is a case of direct interference. International media or government officials commenting from outside what their observation or opinion is, does not constitute interference or treason. Killir Vyshinsky had dual passports or citizenship which first off is against the law in Ukraine. Then once he was caught with his hands in his pants, he renounced his Ukrainian citizenship in an effort to toss the treason accusation off himself. Typical lowlife Russian brown trout! But he held a Ukrainian citizenship at the time of his arrest, which constitutes his actions as treason.

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