Putin ‘signals’ readiness to lift blockade of Ukrainian ports, exchange POWs, says Austrian chancellor

28 May, 01:33 PM
Karl Nehammer spoke with Putin (Photo:REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)

Karl Nehammer spoke with Putin (Photo:REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has "signaled" his readiness to swap prisoners of war and life Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer tweeted on May 27 following phone talks with the Russian dictator.

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"Our understanding of an active policy of neutrality is to use every opportunity for dialogue," Nehammer tweeted.

"So I called President Putin. He gave a positive signal about the exchange of prisoners. He also wants to allow the movement of goods across the Black Sea."

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Earlier, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said that Poland and the Baltic states could provide their ports for Ukrainian grain exports.

China has also called for the creation of a "green corridor" for Ukrainian grain exports.

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