Merkel to discuss release of political prisoners in Ukraine - Gerashchenko

Merkel to discuss release of political prisoners in Ukraine - Gerashchenko

First Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has said that the release of Ukrainian political prisoners will be an important issue during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming visit to Ukraine.

She told this to reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Kyiv this month. The subject of hostages and political prisoners will be one of the most important issues during these negotiations," Gerashchenko said.

Ukraine is ready for a broad compromise for the release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners, she said.

On August 28, President Petro Poroshenko announced Merkel's visit to Ukraine in early November. According to him, this visit will be "bright evidence of the special attention" of German partners to mutually beneficial partnership with Ukraine.


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