The execution of the Minsk agreements and the release of the hostages actually blocked, Russian Federation. Moscow is waiting for a more loyal policy by the new administration of the White house when U.S. President Donald trump. This was stated by Commissioner for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donetsk and Lugansk regions Irina Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.

Besides, according to Gerashchenko, the Kremlin expects that 2017 will bring more loyal to the government in some European countries, where throughout the year there will be parliamentary and presidential elections.

“That’s why September is actually blocked, the question of liberation of hostages. For Moscow it is a trump card in bidding for the lifting of sanctions. We are talking about political prisoners in Russia and about the hostages in the occupied territories,” she wrote.

Gerashchenko added that in this context a very important joint position of the EU, already expressed by the leaders of Germany, France, Britain that sanctions should not be lifted until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

January 27, Gerashchenko said that Ukraine conducted an extensive search work on the analysis of those valid lists that use all parties in the framework of the Minsk group.

The Kremlin since September blocks the release of the hostages – Gerashchenko 29.01.2017

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