Ukrainians released from captivity in occupied Donbas return home

16:28, 30 December 2019

On December 29, Ukraine and representatives of the militant-held Donbas exchanged prisoners; these are political prisoners, POWs and civilians, some of which were not even convicted. The venue was Mayorske checkpoint in Donetsk region.

Ukraine passed 127 people to the non-controlled territory. In turn, Russian mercenaries passed 76 people to Ukraine. 12 of these are servicemen of Ukraine's Armed Forcers. Another 14 people refused to be exchanged.

On December 30, the released citizens underwent medical examination. Some may need psychological and physical rehabilitation.