Occupation authorities of the "DNR" refuse to carry out an exchange of prisoners until the Verkhovna Rada excludes the mention of Russia as an aggressor and the need to restore control over the border from the resolution on local elections. This is said in the statement of Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself "Minister of Foreign Affairs".
This way she commented on the words of head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak, who announced discussion at the next meeting of the Contact Group on the preparation of an exchange of detainees according to the formula 100 to 100.
"Kyiv still has not canceled the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on local elections, the fourth paragraph of which is contrary to the Minsk agreements. We regularly communicate within the Contact Group, indicating our principled position to the representatives of Ukraine literally at every turn: progress in any area of work is impossible without canceling or amending this resolution to eliminate contradictions with the Minsk agreements in accordance with these very Minsk agreements", - the "minister's" statement said.
A spokesman for the occupation authorities called the exchange idea "a senseless doubletalk".
As previously reported, Russia and its puppets in the Donbass demand to change the fourth paragraph of the Rada's resolution on local elections in Ukraine, which states that the condition for holding them in CADLO is to restore control over a section of the border with Russia, withdraw all illegal armed formations and equipment, restore the constitutional order and legal order in the region in accordance with the laws of Ukraine.