As of April 16, about 200 people are on the exchange lists, but the exact number of detainees can be established only after full verification, reports RBC-Ukraine, citing the Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.
According to him, within the framework of ‘all for all’ exchange, Ukraine is ready to hold exchange without any conditions.
“Today is one of the stages of 'all for all' swap. This formula means that we are ready to exchange without any reservations and conditions,” he explains, adding that now the most important thing is that all our compatriots are in Ukraine.
“Then we will give everyone they request for. Because for us, the life, freedom and health of every citizen of Ukraine who wants to return home is more important," he stressed.
According to Reznikov, there are now about 200 people, but there is still a large number of people missing and the government does not receive confirmation from militants that the person is in the temporarily occupied territories.
"Sometimes it happens so that this person is, unfortunately, deceased. Therefore, the exact number can be called only after verification, in particular the remains that are left after the fighting that began in 2014 with the aggression of the Russian Federation, the attack on Ukraine,” he explained.
Ukraine and militants of occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions hold the prisoner swap. 19 people had to be returned to Ukraine.
As we reported, militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic have handed over nine people to Ukraine as part of today's exchange near Horlivka and Mayorsk checkpoints.
Later, the Ukrainian side and the militants of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic held the prisoner swap at ‘eleven for four’ formula.