Tuesday, December 31, 2019

In A Phone Call Ukraine President Zelenskiy And Russian President Putin Talked About Natural Gas And Prisoner Deals

Putin and Zelenskyy held face-to-face talks in Paris on December 9 [Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin/Sputnik via Reuters]

Al Jazeera: Russia, Ukraine mulling new prisoner swap: Kyiv

Ukrainian presidency says Kyiv and Moscow are working towards new prisoner exchange, days after swapping 200 captives.

Ukraine and Russia are working towards a new prisoner exchange, just two days after swapping 200 captives, Kyiv said after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke on the phone.

The two countries "agreed to immediately start agreeing on lists [of names] for freeing Ukrainians, including Crimeans, who are in Crimea and in Russia, as well as Russians in Ukraine," the Ukrainian presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Update: Putin, Ukraine's leader talk about natural gas, prisoners (AP)

WNU Editor: There are still a lot of differences between the two governments .... Ukraine and Russia Can Deal When They Must But Peace Isn’t Close (Bloomberg). But they are now calling each other. This was not possible when Ukrainian President Poroshenko was in power.


Bob Huntley said...

A long journey begins with a single step.

Anonymous said...

And yet it moves

Anonymous said...

The Azov Battalion have been threatening Zilenskiy's life over this. They will sabotage detente by any means available to them. My hopes are going to be tempered until the western militias are finally reigned in.