LPR, DPR send detainees to exchange location – reports

December 29, 2019 10:10

Donetsk, Dec 29 – DAN. Ukrainian detainees held in Donetsk have left for the exchange location this morning, TASS news agency said citing sources.
Earlier LPR said that the POW convoy had left Lugansk heading for the exchange location in the DPR.

The swap is expected to take place today at the Mayorskoye checkpoint as DPR and LPR are ready to hand over 55 people in exchange for 87 Republics’ supporters held by Ukraine. Nevertheless, the number is subject to change as previously some people on exchange lists refused the transfer during the swap process.

The POW swap is one of the key articles of the Minsk Agreements. The commitment to the “all for all” exchange has been reconfirmed at the recent Normandy Four summit by the sides of the conflict. *ot