Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov
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MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Convicted on various articles of the criminal code, the Ukrainians are not to be exchanged in the framework of the Minsk agreements, as it is not considered prisoners of war, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
“With regard to the number of persons that you have in mind, who were convicted here in Russia, then surely they cannot be considered prisoners or detained persons. They tried in Russia under Russian law, he said. In any case, such issues are discussed at the highest level, and it all depends on the decisions made by the head of state.”