The exchange of Ukrainian hostages in the Donbas – it is a significant step towards implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by the foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, reports UKRINFORM.
He also noted that this step Berlin supported by in cooperation with French colleagues in the Normandy format. This should be followed by other steps to implement the Minsk, he added.
“The successful exchange of prisoners shows that it is possible”, – said Gabriel. He also said that it is necessary to observe a Christmas truce, agreed in the framework of the tripartite meeting of the contact group.
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As previously reported, during today’s exchanges on the Ukraine-controlled territory transferred 73 hostages, the militants of Kiev gave 233 as they may request.
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