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Ukraine refused from the agreements on the exchange of detained persons

Kiev refused agreements in the field of exchange of detained persons, it will significantly slow the process of exchange and release, said the Ambassador of Russia in the contact group on Donbass Boris Gryzlov at the end of its meeting.

"During today's conference, Kiev has refused the previously agreed arrangements for the drafting of lists on the exchange in accordance with the four categories of detained persons. This will significantly slow the process of exchange and release," - said Gryzlov.

"While Kiev said the rejection of his own previously submitted initiatives on the format of the lists. Literally during the meeting, the Kiev delegation said that she wants two more categories," said he.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people.

The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.