The pro-Russian mercenaries inform about the beginning of the exchange of held persons with Ukraine. Media controlled by the militants reports.
“The exchange has begun,” said Donetsk People’s Republic Ombudsman Daria Morozova.
It is noted that the exchange should take place in the gray zone, now the process is finalizing. Representatives of the Red Cross and the OSCE are in the exchange area.
The Ukrainian side has not yet commented on the start of the exchange.
As reported earlier, Ukraine has agreed on the exact date of the prisoners’ exchange with the militants on the formula ‘all identified to all identified. December 29, representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics will transfer 55 people to Kyiv and expect to receive 87 detainees as part of the "all-for-all" exchange formula.’