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100 for 100 prisoner swap to be discussed next week, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The mission of the Red Cross to the occupied area of Donbas is planned within the first preparation stage for the exchange
10:32, 14 September 2020

RIA Novosti

Ukraine will discuss with Russia the issue of the prisoners’ exchange between the Ukrainian side and the militants the next week as Syohodni reported citing Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak.

“We expect that at the upcoming meetings that will take place the next week, we will discuss the issue and particular dates of the next prisoners’ exchange. As for today, each side provided the list of 100 people,” Yermak stated.

Related: Larger prisoner swap may take place after quarantine, - Zelensky

The Head of the President’s Office noted that the Red Cross mission will go to the territory uncontrolled by Ukraine, specifying that it will be the first state of the preparation for the prisoner's swap.

Yermak underlined that the return of the Ukrainian from the captivity of the Kremlin is among the priorities of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

Related: Minsk Group on Donbas settlement agrees on forming lists for prisoners’ swap

As we reported, 235 Ukrainians are illegally detained in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Recently, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine already transferred new lists for the exchange of detainees to the OSCE.

 

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