During the information telethon, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said that the Russian occupiers had captured 14 mayors.
Vereshchuk stressed that Russia wants the exchange of prisoners to take place only on parity.
Comment: Iryna Vereshchuk
“Here Russia demands parity, say, border guards for border guards, sailors for sailors, and I have a logical question: who will we replace the mayors, who are already 14 hostages of Russia? So far we are solving this issue internationally,” she said.
It will be recalled that the first full-fledged exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia took place on March 24. Ukraine has returned 19 Ukrainian civilian sailors from the Sapphire rescue ship and 10 servicemen.