Putin, Ukraine Leader Discuss Release Of Prisoners
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 07:00 PM
Kiev, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have discussed a potential new prisoner exchange amid a fresh push to de-escalate the five-year conflict, Kiev said on Friday.
The two leaders focussed on preparations for a new meeting after they met for the first time for a Western-mediated summit in Paris in December and agreed measures to help end an ongoing conflict, Zelensky's office said in a statement.
"Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin paid special attention to the process of releasing Ukrainian citizens being held" in Russia, Crimea and separatist-controlled regions of Ukraine, the statement added.
The two leaders agreed to ramp up work of negotiators to implement the existing agreements, Kiev said.
There was no immediate statement from the Kremlin following the phone call.
The Kremlin announced this week it had appointed a new pointman for Ukraine who is seen as a less divisive figure than his predecessor and could herald a new phase in the talks, a French presidential official has said.