Yesterday, 15 persons, formerly detained by the Ukrainian side, were transferred near “Mayorsk” checkpoint. 10 of them are from Donetsk People’s Republic, 5 – from Lughansk People’s Republic. Most of them are women.
This was the first case, when the Ukrainian side conducted the transfer unilaterally since the beginning of the conflict. I remind that we have transferred 80 persons to our opponents as a gesture of goodwill.
Mothers of the Ukrainian prisoners of war were present on the transfer procedure. I had a talk with them and I stressed once again that Republic is ready to release their sons, but only under the procedure envisaged in paragraph 5 of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements.
Again, the executive decision of Mr. Poroshenko is everything we need to carry out the release of all people. I hope, the decision will be made and we will conduct the exchange though “all for all” formula by Christmas Eve, and our people will be at home with their relatives.