Darka Olifer: Kyiv insists on the release of all Ukrainian soldiers held captive in Donbas

The Ukrainian side in the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas insists that all Ukrainian soldiers held captive by Russian-backed terrorists in Donbas be released, Darka Olifer, Press Secretary of Ukraine’s representative in the Group Leonid Kuchma, wrote on Facebook.

“I also heard a report by Toni Frisch, the OSCE envoy and humanitarian subgroup coordinator of the Trilateral Contact in Ukraine, on his visit to separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where he became familiar with the conditions of Ukrainian hostages’ detention. However, we insist on the release of people, not only on the access of international organization representatives to them,” she wrote.

In addition, following the results of a political subgroup meeting, Ukraine again defined its position: elections in the uncontrolled areas of Donbas can be held only in line with the Ukrainian legislation, said Olifer.


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