U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in Kyiv on January 3 to hold a number of high-level meetings.
The United Kingdom welcomes the release and return of detainees held in the occupied Donbas to government-controlled territory on December 29 and expects Russia to release all remaining Ukrainian prisoners.
30 December 2019
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir welcomes the release of Ukrainian journalists Stanislav Aseev and Oleh Halaziuk from militant captivity in occupied Donetsk.
The Office of Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea assures that Crimean prisoners will be on lists for the next prisoner exchange.
About three hundred more Ukrainians are held captive in the territory of so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic”.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that his team currently addresses the issue of return of Ukrainians held in Russia and annexed Crimea.
The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ukraine welcomes the detainee exchange that took place on December 29.
The EU welcomes significant exchange of detainees held on December 29 by decision of the Trilateral Contact Group and expects that investigation into the crimes against Maidan protesters and efforts to prosecute those responsible will be continued.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Macron called the detainee exchange between Ukraine and the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” a positive step.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has assured that the cases over killings of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred will be completed and the transfer of former Berkut officers within the detainee exchange will not affect the investigation.
28 December 2019
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he will celebrate the New Year in the Carpathians, but he will return to work before that.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has inspected a restored bridge in the village of Dovhe-Kaluske in Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that prisoner exchange will take place on December 29.
The Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy has recommended the Verkhovna Rada to adopt at second reading and as whole the bill on the circulation of agricultural lands.