Comment by Head of Ukraine’s Mission to the EU Mykola Tochytskyi for EUobserver:
"To return Ukrainian sailors and political prisoners back home from illegal Russian imprisonment was very long-awaited for the whole country," Ukraine's ambassador to the EU, Mykola Tochytskyi, told EUobserver.
...M.Tochytskyi warned against reading too much into the prisoner swap deal. Russia still held "dozens" of Ukrainian political prisoners and fired on Ukrainian soldiers "every day" on the contact line, he noted. The diplomat urged the EU to "remain resolute and consistent in its adherence to sanctions ... until the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is fully restored".
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