The exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the militants of the occupied Donetsk region ("DPR") may take place before the end of the next week. Russian news agency RIA News reports that quoting the words of the "Commissioner for Human Rights in the DPR" Daria Morozova.
"After long negotiations, we still managed to convince the representatives of Ukraine to conduct an exchange before the Easter holidays. The parties were able to agree on an exchange of imprisoned persons using the 10 by 8 formula," - she said.
In late March, Morozova said that during the negotiations of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), DPR suggested to exchange prisoners with Kyiv, but the Ukrainian side allegedly refused.
At the same time, the President’s Office reported that, on the instructions of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian side in the TCG had initiated a negotiation process in the video mode and agreed on the mutual release of prisoners of war, which should take place no later than Easter.
In addition, at today's meeting of the TCG, issues of humanitarian demining were discussed.
As we reported before, the occupied Donbas announced the names of people who could be passed to Ukraine during the prisoners’ exchange.