Ukraine is ready to exchange 306 militants for 74 Ukrainian captives in Donbas, as Yuriy Tandit, Advisor to the Head of Security Service, told 112.
“We are ready to discuss the lists. To the list of 306 people we didn’t add anyone who wasn’t to do with Donbas, they all committed crimes against the territorial integrity of Ukraine and were submitted by the Donetsk and Luhansk militants. Now we are speaking about our 74 detainees… We will do everything in our power in order to find out what happened to the 158-162 people who are considered captives. It’s a very serious work, and we hope that the process will renew in the nearest future. We won’t speak about a specific time frame, Ukraine is ready for this process,” he said.
Tandit also added that currently the location of 96 Ukrainian captives in Donbas is established. He noted that Ukraine is ready for any compromise in negotiations with the militants to release the Ukrainians.
As we reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the detainee exchange with heads of Donetsk and Luhansk militants on Nov. 15. The militant commanders said they supported the exchange. Later on, newly appointed head of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” said that he didn’t intend to disrupt the exchange.