As the deputy noted, the exchange has great prospects for the further phased building of good-neighborly relations between Russia and Ukraine.

“Today's exchange is of great political importance for our two countries. This is the first stage of the future full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The next will be a ceasefire in southeastern Ukraine and the divorce of the warring parties, ”emphasized Vodolatsky.

Earlier, the special board of the Rossiya detachment, which flew out of Kiev as part of the exchange of retained persons between Ukraine and Russia, landed in Moscow.

Also, a special board with returning citizens of Ukraine landed at the Boryspil airport.