The SBU, Ukraine’s state security service will provide safety of Ukrainian hostages during the exchange of POWs, which is slated for the noon of December 27. Head of the law enforcement service Vasyl Hrytsak reported that in Kyiv on Monday evening.
Besides, the government will provide the released hostages with necessary medical assistance. Their families will get material assistance, whenever needed.
The exchange of POWs between Ukraine and the pro-Kremlin militants will take place on Wednesday noon. Local media controlled by pro-Russian mercenaries reported that, quoting DNR leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko, who signed the respective decree on December 26.
The exchange procedure is slated for 12.00 a.m. Wednesday.
As is known, Kyiv is to exchange 306 members of illegal armed units on 74 Ukrainian citizens that have been held hostage in occupied Donbas for a long time.