The Russian President is not obliged to meet the prisoners, such a prerogative is not in his duties.
Dmitry Peskov, press Secretary of the President of Russia, responded to a media question why Vladimir Putin, unlike his Ukrainian colleagues did not go to the airport to meet return from captivity the citizens of the country, reports “Interfax“.
“Understand that there is no difference in the emotional background and ceremonialist what happened. Here the essence is important and essential is the work done, which preceded what you saw in the picture of the TV”, – said Peskov.
The President of Russia has done a lot of work that this exchange did take place. Today it is more important than the arrival or non-arrival of the head of state at the airport, said the Kremlin.
Peskov did not specify who exactly was released in the Ukraine and when Russia’s President will sign a decree to pardon liberated Ukrainians. Thus in a press-service said that the issues of release and other prisoners will be discussed with Kiev and it is not yet delivered.