Lugansk people’s Republic completed an exchange of prisoners in the Donbass, passing the Ukrainian party of 25 people and received 63. About this TASS said the representative of the LC in the Humanities subgroup of the Contact group, the group leader for the exchange of prisoners of war LC Olga Kobzeva.
the First in the last two years, the exchange of prisoners takes place in the area of the checkpoint of entry-departure “Gorlovka” — “Maori” on the line of contact in the Donbass. According to Kobzeva, nine people from participating in the exchange and refused to stay in Ukraine.
Also refused to participate in the exchange of prisoners, two girls from the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic. They will remain on the territory of the DNI, where before 16 months were imprisoned on suspicion of spying for Kiev.
“We’re locals, in Donetsk. Ukraine reluctant to return”, — quotes one of them to RIA Novosti.
it was Reported that Donetsk and Lugansk will give Kiev 55 people and expect to get 87 their supporters. However the Ombudsman of the Donetsk national Republic Daria Morozova said that the numbers may change, and the Republic of Donbass will get a greater number of withheld by Ukraine entities. In turn, the Parliament Commissioner for human rights Lyudmila Denisova said that Kiev in the exchange intends to 80 people.
a Source on the organization of negotiations of the contact group, meanwhile, reported “Interfax” that Kiev and the Donbass agreed to exchange 200 detained persons. According to him, the representatives of the governments of DNR and LNR have made a commitment to convey to the representatives of Kiev held 80 individuals whose whereabouts and status are established and confirmed.