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Ukraine, pro-Kremlin militants exchange lists of POWs to be swapped
14:21, 20 November 2017
Ukraine, pro-Kremlin militants exchange lists of POWs to be swapped

The warring sides filed the updated lists about a week ago, - source in Ukraine’s state security service

14:21, 20 November 2017

Iryna Gerashchenko Facebook

The Ukrainian military and illegal armed units of pro-Kremlin mercenaries have exchanged the lists of POW that are due to be exchanged in the near time – perhaps, a month from now. A source in the SBU, Ukraine’s state security service reported that in a commentary for 112.ua news agency.

The list filed by mercenaries is much longer than the one by Ukrainian side; however, it remains uncertain how many persons are there in these lists. According to the SBU’s interlocutor, most of the POWs whom the militants intend to exchange are Ukrainian military servicemen and those ‘suspected in cooperation with the SBU, military intelligence, Border Guard or Special Operations Forces.’  

The source added that Ukraine, likewise, is going to exchange those suspected in collaboration with pro-Russian militants. However, the SBU are not going to release suspects in high-profile cases, like the suspect in the murder of Colonel Kharaberyush.  

‘We’re waiting for the signal, which is expected within a month,’ the interlocutor said.

Last week, Russian leader Putin instructed the governments of self-styled DPR and LPR to launch the procedure of exchanging POWs with Ukraine

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