The Donetsk People’s Republic is ready to start the exchange of POWs as soon as Kiev includes almost 60 DPR supporters in the lists, according to the DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova.
“We insist on including 11 people accused of committing gravest crimes or convicted under relevant articles, and 47 people who, in the opinion of the Ukrainian side, are irrelevant to the so-called “ATO” (military operation in Donbass – Ed.). As soon as Kiev representatives include persons from the above mentioned categories in the lists, our side will immediately start thr exchange of POWs in accordance with the Minsk agreements,” Morozova said.
According to the Ombudsman, all persons detained in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic in connection with the armed conflict participated in hostilities bearing arms or committed unlawful acts, namely sabotage. “Most of the crimes incriminated to persons who committed unlawful acts on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic instructed by the Ukrainian side are classified as “gravest crimes,” she explained.
Morozova reiterated that the Donetsk People’s Republic is ready to perform the exchange of POWs under the “all for all” formula. Earlier, Kiev representative in the humanitarian subgroup at the Minsk talks, Viktor Medvedchuk said that the Ukrainian authorities proposed to expand the exchange list under the formula “88 for 313”. Prior to this, Medvedchuk reported on offer by Kiev to exchange prisoners under the formula “87 for 309”.