UK welcomes the release and exchange of prisoners in Ukraine

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office welcomes the release and exchange of prisoners in Ukraine on 29 December.

An FCO spokesperson said:

We welcome the recent prisoner exchange in Ukraine. The return of Ukrainians detained by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine is long overdue. This prisoner exchange is another example of President Zelenskyy’s determination to bring an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and we commend his commitment to seek justice for those protestors murdered in 2014. Russia must fulfil its obligations under the Minsk agreements and immediately release all remaining Ukrainian political prisoners.

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