“I'll be honest: such a sensitive topic as the prisoner exchange loves silence.

It should not be taken out to the public plane, since experience shows that this clearly does not contribute to achieving concrete results, ”RIA Novosti quotes Ryabkov.

According to him, the Russian side has a confidential channel of communication with the United States, which has proved its effectiveness.

He added that realistic options for organizing an "all for all" exchange are unlikely to exist.

On December 8, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the exchange of American Brittney Griner for Russian Viktor Bout, who spent almost 15 years in an American prison.