The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has pardoned 72-year-old native of Russia Vyacheslav Vysotsky, who informed the Ukrainian side proposed to pass the Russian Federation in exchange for someone of Ukrainian political prisoners. This “Real time” (the project “Radio Liberty and voice of America) reported a source in the Ministry of justice of Ukraine.
The interviewee said that the decision to pardon Vysotsky made in the framework of the upcoming exchange.
In November 2018 the edition “Censor.Is NOT present” wrote that the 72-year-old Vysotsky is a native of Oktyabrskogo district of the Kursk region of the Russian Federation, he Russian nationality Ukrainian nationality, the Director of “Medic”. The man was convicted Desnyanskiy a Kiev court to 12 years in prison for treason.
In December 2018, the representative of Ukraine in the tripartite contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass, the former Prime Minister, former head of the security Service of Ukraine and Ministry of defense, Yevhen Marchuk said that the Ukrainian side proposed to exchange 23 Russian citizens who are serving sentences for serious crimes in prison, on 23 Ukrainian prisoners who are in Russian prisons. Russia refused.
17 December it became known about death of the convicted person for participation in combat actions on the side of terrorists “LNR” the citizen of Russia Valery Ivanov, who was on the list.
13 March 2019, the former representative of Ukraine in the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas Yevhen Marchuk said that Russia in Minsk refuses to discuss the exchange of prisoners of the Russians in Ukrainian political prisoners.