Ukraine's representatives in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk will offer the formulae of the prisoners’ exchange, namely '23 for 23' and '66 for 19', during the next session of the Group. Yevhen Marchuk, the representative of Ukraine at Minsk Talks made such statement as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“We have officially proposed this at the session on December 4. Russia does not agree on this. We will submit this offer again,” Marchuk said.
According to the Marchuk, the Ukrainian side will announce this offer at the next and the last round of talks in Minsk this year.
Earlier, the Russian media reported that the representatives of self-proclaimed 'DNR' (Donetsk People's Republic) offered to exchange prisoners of war with Ukraine on December 27.
The previous round of prisoners' exchange between Ukraine and Russia-backed mercenaries took place on December 27, 2017. The actual issue is lively discussed in Ukraine, but the Russian side has not been responding to Ukraine's requests officially.