Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that Ukraine is in a crucial stage of preparing an exchange of three groups of prisoners with Russia, reports Radio Liberty.
"This process is at a crucial stage. But I can't report either how many people or the dates of the exchange," said Prystaiko.
Prystaiko added that he does not talk about the dates and number of citizens for exchange because, in such a process, any word can "play a dramatic role," not in favor of the prisoners. Answering the question of whether these groups are now in the Donbas or Russia, the Minister noted that Ukraine wants to exchange three different groups of people.
On September 7, Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners. Director Oleh Sentsov, and 24 sailors who were captured in the Kerch Strait by Russia, and other Ukrainian citizens returned to Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky personally met them at Kyiv's airport.