Donbas militants shows readiness to pass 50 prisoners to Ukraine

The last prisoner’s exchange took place on December 27, 2017

The militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) are ready to pass 50 people to Ukraine within the prisoner’s exchange as Commissioner for Human Rights Daria Morozova of DPR reported.

At the same time, the side states that they know about 102 people detained in Ukraine.

The last prisoner’s exchange took place on December 27, 2017.

On July 18, in Minsk, the sides agreed on the prisoner’s exchange on 208 for 69 formula.

Earlier Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova and Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova exchanged the lists of Ukrainians and Russians kept in the remand center.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and leader of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin agreed to reactivate cooperation on the release of detained people.

Besides, President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the first time on July 11. The conversation happened upon the initiative of the Ukrainian side.

Later, it was specified that the politicians discussed the release of 24 Ukrainian sailors detained in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.

Putin and Zelensky came to an agreement to continue the work on the expert level. Besides, state leaders talked about continued cooperation in the Normandy format.

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  1. Very generous of the Russians to allow 50 hostages to be returned. How many terrorists do they want in return? Minsk says all for all, and it’s time Ukraine said either all or none.

    • Article mentioned 108 for 50 Urainians. 1 for 1 or all for all. Dumbass militants can’t read maps or do math!

  2. I see no difference between Zelensky and Poroshenko when it comes to POWs and cease fire violations. Where is the tough strong Zel who wanted to push an end of the war on shorty???

    • He stated he wanted an end to the war. How to accomplish that was another mystery, still seems to be up in the air.

  3. Obviously good news for a start, presumably when the Ukrainians are debriefed they can confirm the status of the enemy troops?

    They must be able to tell where they are from by their accents, whether they are actually militants or proper troops and so on?

    • A handfull of miliants with the rest the Russian military personnel attempting to remain in disguise. Been the same since day one.

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