Ukraine demands from the militants to return Armed Forces soldier taken prisoner in Svitlodarsk. This was reported by the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and representative of Ukraine at the Minsk peace talks regarding the War in Donbas Iryna Herashchenko after the Skype press-conference of humanitarian subgroup.
“We posed the issue of searching for a compromise on freeing prisoners before the Christmas holidays, reminded of militants’ promise to release teenagers and demanded to immediately return to Ukrainian side a new prisoner who was caught by Russia-backed forces a few days ago during the battle clash,” she said.
Earlier it was reported that militants reduce number of Ukrainian hostages by half. Russian-backed forces demand to release 700 people returning to Ukraine only 50.