President of Ukraine

ICRC representatives will have access to Ukrainian captives in ORDLO, which will help speed up their release - Andriy Yermak

14 March 2020 - 11:08

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will have access to Ukrainian captives illegally held in the territories of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO).

Such an agreement was reached at a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said.

During Freedom of Speech of Savik Shuster program on Ukraine TV channel, he emphasized that one of the items of the protocol of the last TCG meeting concerned the release of Ukrainian citizens held in the uncontrolled territories.

"We have agreed in TCG that the Red Cross will be allowed to the places where our people are located in the uncontrolled territories," the Head of the President's Office said.

He noted that he decided to attend the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group because over three months many of the agreements reached by the Presidents during the Paris Summit had not been implemented .

"So I decided to come personally and check what is going on there," Andriy Yermak explained.