President’s representative: Strategy being developed to return Ukrainian captives from Russian prisons

President’s representative: Strategy being developed to return Ukrainian captives from Russian prisons

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President’s representative in the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Lutsenko, has said that a special strategy is being developed to return Ukrainian captives from the prisons of the Russian Federation.

She told this to journalists at Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.  

"Petro Poroshenko intends to carry out a large-scale work to return our guys, who are convicted in Russia. Russian prisoners have been left so that there could be an additional card, serious argument to exchange Russian citizens for our citizens who are being held captive in Russia. This strategy is being developed and it will be fully implemented in life," she said.

At the same time, she reminded that still there are 93 Ukrainians being held captive in the temporarily occupied territory in Donbas, and assured that the work on their release is being conducted.

As Ukrinform reported, on Wednesday, a total of 74 Ukrainian captives who were held in captivity in the uncontrolled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions were released. The Ukrainian side handed over 233 rebels and their supporters.

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