The President of the state-occupier Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of the fact that the process of exchange of Russian prisoners of war, insurgents and other persons of Ukrainian hostages have been stalled allegedly because of the decisions in Kiev. He stated, answering the question of Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsimbalyuk about whether the Russian President to speed up metabolism.

“And you think that it’s all happening at the initiative of the Donbass? No,” replied militants Putin, remembering about a certain fire, “which made whether the Armed forces of Ukraine, or any nationalist battalions.”

According to the owner of the Kremlin, the exchange on behalf of the President of Petro Poroshenko does his, Putin’s, Kum – Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, which “were invited by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in a monastery, where he requested” to influence the leaders of the militants in the Donbass for their consent to the exchange.

Released exchange fighters (photo – EPA):

“Then Medvedchuk in coordination with the Ukrainian side, it was their initiative that brought the list: 67 people on one side and 300 on the other. It was the Ukrainian list, and agreed with him. Then he said – no, this is not good, we need a change. And again took it all stopped,” – said Putin, nothing specific to a journalist’s question without answering.

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Putin told how Medvedchuk influenced by the militants via the monastery 14.12.2017

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