Head of International Committee called the prisoners exchange between Russia and Ukraine a step towards restoring dialogue

Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy noted the importance of the fact that in this situation the new Ukrainian authorities took a reasonable approach and were guided by the people’s fate
Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy
Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy

“The exchange of retained people by Russia and Ukraine according to the “35 to 35” format is one of the first and very long-awaited steps towards restoring a civilized dialogue between Moscow and Kiev. This was preceded by difficult negotiations and even political speculations,” said the parliamentarian.

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, ”it is very important that in this situation, the new Ukrainian authorities took a reasonable approach and were guided by the people’s fate and not Russophobic cliches of the previous administration imposed from across the ocean.“

The Chairman of the Committee also congratulated Kirill Vyshinsky and his family on his return to Russia.

“To say the least, this event is one of the most significant at the current level of Russian-Ukrainian relations. We can hear each other, negotiate and act in the interests of our citizens. So, sooner or later we will return to good neighborly relations and remove all artificially erected barriers between our fraternal peoples,” summed up Leonid Slutskiy.