The OSCE SMM is willing to monitor the exchange of detainees in Donbas, given that it takes place, Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine, said in a briefing in Luhansk.
“The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission is willing to monitor the exchange. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission is ready to dispatch mirror patrols for such an exchange. The OSCE has yet to receive the request to do so,” he said.
At the moment, the issue is discussed in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, and if the parties reach an agreement, the SMM is ready to monitor the exchange.