Zelensky announces second stage of Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap

Regarding the timing of such a release, the president said he hoped it would happen as soon as possible. Photo from UNIAN

Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the second stage of a prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia as he hopes to release the Crimean Tatars from Russian captivity. Read also Zelensky in Boryspil speaks about talks with Putin on prisoner swap “This is the second stage. I think we will work seriously during the second stage. And we will return all our people.

We will free them since many of our people are in Crimea,” Zelensky told journalists at Boryspil Airport amid the return of Ukrainian sailors and political prisoners, answering the question about the fate of the Crimean Tatars held in the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Regarding the timing of such a release, the president said he hoped it would happen as soon as possible. “I’m not talking about three, two, or one year. We want to do this very quickly… We dream and work,” Zelensky added.

(C) UNIAN 2019

2 comments

  1. I think I can smell it in western Canada.
    As a side note: Hurricane Dorian hit Atlantic Canada yesterday and caused a lot of damage. We are 5.000km west and have had an east wind for a number of days. An observation I have noted over my years is when hurricanes go up the east coast, we get wet. You would not expect a storm to have an effect 5.000km distant.
    Mother Nature is bigger and more powerful than both Tzar Pootie of Mordor and President Bonespurs, the draft and rain dodger.

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