Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairman Iryna Herashchenko said on air of Espresso.TV, Censor.NET informs.
According to her, a special group dealing with the release of hostages was established in the fall of 2014. The Security Service of Ukraine has formed the group of three people, including Yurii Tandit, Vasyl Hrytsak, and Viktor Medvedchuk. This was done in order to use all opportunities for the release of hostages.
"Medvedchuk was later delegated from this group to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group. As a member of this subgroup, he deals with the release of hostages in the first place. Our subgroup is also engaged in other humanitarian aspect - advocating the access of the Red Cross to the occupied territories," Herashchenko said.
The lawmaker also reminded that the issue of search for the people missing in the occupied territories was blocked and the humanitarian subgroup of negotiators was also solving it.
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