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Donbas militants shows readiness to pass 50 prisoners to Ukraine

The last exchange took place on December 27, 2017
18:50, 9 August 2019

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The militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) are ready to pass 50 people to Ukraine within the prisoner’s exchange as DPR's "Commissioner for Human Rights" Daria Morozova reported.

At the same time, the Ukrainian side states that they know about 102 people detained in Ukraine.

The last prisoner’s exchange took place on December 27, 2017.

Related: 64 prisoners returned to Ukraine-held territory from jails in occupied Luhansk region

On July 18, in Minsk, the sides agreed on the prisoners' exchange in the 208 for 69 format.

Earlier, Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova and Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova exchanged the lists of Ukrainians and Russians kept in the remand center.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and leader of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin agreed to reactivate cooperation on the release of detained people.

Related: Denisova discussed Donbas, Crimea and Ukrainian political prisoners issue with Head of the UN Monitoring Mission

Besides, President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the first time on July 11. The conversation happened upon the initiative of the Ukrainian side.

Later, it was specified that the politicians discussed the release of 24 Ukrainian sailors detained in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.

Putin and Zelensky came to an agreement to continue the work on the expert level. Besides, state leaders talked about continued cooperation in the Normandy format.

 

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