Donetsk, May 10 – DAN. The exchange of prisoners between DPR and Ukraine might take place in the end of May, if the verification of POWs is finalized after it has been interrupted unilaterally by Ukraine, said DPR Ombudswoman Daria Morozova.
"If we manage to stir up Ukraine, or to achieve that the verification is completed, or to find alternative, it is absolutely possible that the swap takes place by the end of May."
Earlier today Morozova told DAN of DPR plans to insist at the next meeting in Minsk on May 15 on verification finalizing.
On April 28, a group of four relatives of DPR captives (held in Ukraine) came to Ukraine through Maryinka check point to verify the identities of the POWs. That same day they went to Mariupol. They were expected to visit seven prisons.
The visit was expected to last from 11 to 15 days. Instead, they had to go back on May 7 as Ukraine unilaterally aborted the verification procedure.
The verification is aimed to determine where captives wish to stay after they are set free: in Ukraine or in Donbass Republics. The procedure has long been discussed in Minsk as a part of Minsk-2 and prisoners liberation. *ot