The Russian media report that the representatives of self-proclaimed 'DNR' (Donetsk People's Republic) offered to exchange prisoners of war with Ukraine on December 27. TASS news agency wrote that on Tuesday evening, quoting 'ombudswoman' of the self-styled 'DNR' Daria Morozova.
'During the session of the humanitarian subdivision on Minsk, DNR made the official offer for the Ukrainian side to conduct an exchange on the all-for-all format on December 27, 2018', she said.
As of 5.30 p.m. Tuesday, the Ukrainian side did not officially comment on the offer.
Previously, the EU urged Russia and Ukraine to exchange captives by the end of the year.
The previous round of prisoners' exchange between Ukraine and Russia-backed mercenaries took place on December 27, 2017. The actual issue is lively discussed in Ukraine, but the Russian side has not been responding to Ukraine's requests officially.