“Exchange of prisoners of war will soon be resumed,” she told a briefing. “Everything is ready to begin another round of prisoner swap, the lists are ready.”
When asked when such a swap would take place, she said the DPR authorities were ready to do it “within an hour.”
“They have submitted a list of 400 names. We are checking it to see the reason for detention,” Morozova noted.
Exchange of prisoners of war was a key provision of the agreements reached at a Minsk meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine on September 5. Since then, there have been five such swaps in the Donetsk People’s Republic: 37 for 37, 70 for 70, 38 for 38, 28 for 28, and 30 /Ukrainian troops/ for 60 /militias/; and one swap in the Lugansk People’s Republic - 13 militias were exchanged for 14 Ukrainian troops on October 14.