Zelensky shows his dependence on US by asking Biden to assist in POW exchange - KobtsevaSociety
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky revealed his dependence on the United States by asking Americans to assist in POW liberation, said LPR representative in the Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup Olga Kobtseva.
Zelensky, during a meeting with US President Joseph Biden, asked him to assist in the release of 450 people who are allegedly being held in the Republics of Donbass and the Russian Federation, including Crimea.
"In his appeal, Mr. Zelensky emphasized his complete failure as a head of state and complete dependence of the state of Ukraine on America," Kobtseva said.
"The Russian Federation, and even more so Crimea, which is part of the Russian Federation, has nothing to do with this process," the LPR representative added.
The head of the working group on the exchange of prisoners of war recalled that earlier the Ukrainian side had requested information about 76 persons presumably held in the LPR and 220 held in the DPR, therefore the number voiced by Zelensky during the meeting with Biden "raises great doubts."
“As always the president of Ukraine distorts the reality of the Minsk negotiations and attempts to shift the responsibility onto the Russian Federation," she said.
Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. *t*r