Ukraine plans to return nearly 200 people during next exchange of prisoners, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Exchange lists are submitted, they are constantly being updated
21:23, 5 March 2020

Ukraine plans to bring home nearly 200 people as part of the subsequent exchange of detainees with Temporarily Occupied Territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This was announced by Secretary of Ukraine's Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksii Danilov, Ukrainian Radio reports.

"The exchange lists are submitted, the exchange is constantly being agreed on, there is a separate group that deals with this issue. We are willing to take our prisoners back home. We are talking about almost 200 people," Danilov said.

He also commented on the scandal of the listing of persons who cooperated with the militants and abused the detained Ukrainians.

Related: Occupied Luhansk states that Ukraine disrupts talks on prisoners’ exchange

"This is a difficult question, I want to be cautious about it. Today, we have complicated processes where a person says something and then it is not completely confirmed ... People who have tortured and killed have no right for amnesty. We cannot amnesty killers. No one will ever forgive us,” Secretary of the Security and Defense Council said.

As we reported earlier, according to Ukraine's ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko, the exchange of prisoners will happen before the Normandy format meeting.

"We are talking about a significant number of people. The president said today that we plan to exchange up to two hundred people, that is a lot. In fact, it's an almost all-for-all exchange," he said.

Related: So-called Donetsk People’s Republic excludes possibility of exchange in 'all for all' format

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