Monday, November 13 2017 21:00 EET
Ukraine
Volker prepared special message for Russia from families of Ukrainian hostages
Volker, prepared, message, Russia,  Ukraine, hostages, Vladislav Surkov, Belgrade, meeting,

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker will hand over letters from the families of hostages to Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, at the request of the Ukrainian side, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko has said.

"Today, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker meets with Putin's adviser Surkov. He, at the request of the Ukrainian side, will give the Russian Federation letters from the families of hostages with the demand for their immediate release. The issues of security and hostages are our key priorities," she wrote on her Facebook page on Monday.

As reported, Volker and Surkov, at a meeting in Belgrade on November 13, will discuss all most important issues of the settlement in the southeast of Ukraine, including those related to a peacekeeping force in Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Earlier Volker wrote in Twitter about 442 confirmed civilian casualties in 2017 already, outpacing 2016, having underlined that people of Donbas deserve a real ceasefire.

Also Volker named two options for Russia’s moves on Donbas.