“It was quite difficult for us to make decisions regarding specific people. But on the basis of considerations of humanity, we are approaching the finalization of the negotiations that we are conducting, including with the official authorities. I think that this will become known in the near future, ”Putin said.

Earlier, the head of the political council of the Ukrainian party “Opposition Platform - For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk said that Russia and Ukraine are close to successfully completing negotiations on the exchange of held citizens.