“He (Secretary General. - RT ) hopes that this important humanitarian act could serve as a positive step towards building confidence among all, which would allow for regular and constructive dialogue at all levels to pave the way to a final settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine ", - quotes the words of the head of the UN, his representative Stefan Dujarric.

Previously, Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron had a telephone conversation. The heads of state positively assessed the exchange of retained persons between Moscow and Kiev.

On September 7, the special side 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.