Lavrov: China, ASEAN interested in organization of Eurasian partnershipRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 11:45
MC-21 airliner makes first test flight - sourceBusiness & Economy May 28, 11:00
Putin sends greeting to Border Guard on their professional holidayMilitary & Defense May 28, 10:57
Ukrianian court puts on hold lawsuit against ban on Russian social networksWorld May 28, 6:10
Russia’s Lasitskene wins high jump in Diamond League event in Eugene, USSport May 28, 4:59
Havana Airport gets Russian-made air traffic control systemsWorld May 28, 4:16
Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia — LavrovSport May 28, 2:25
Kantemir Balagov’s "Closeness" gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ PrizeSociety & Culture May 28, 1:03
Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
MOSCOW, February 2 /TASS/. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine has suggested a new scheme of exchanging prisoners with the Kiev authorities, according to the republic’s head Alexander Zakharchenko.
"The exchanges will take place but they are going to be different now. There will be clear lists of captivated militias who will be exchanged for Ukrainian servicemen. The Kiev authorities will no longer be able to hand over to us people who allegedly used to be connected to us at some time," Zakharchenko said on Monday.
"We will give them a clear list of our militias whom they will have to exchange to their servicemen. This will be the scheme," the Donetsk news agency quoted Zakharchenko as saying.
The DPR’s chief said that such prisoner exchanges were possible but did not clarify when exactly they could take place.
Denis Pushilin, who represents DPR at the Minsk negotiations of the Contact Group for the Ukraine settlement, said in his previous remarks that the republic would be ready to discuss the date of possible prisoner exchanges with Kiev only after the Ukrainian army ceased all fire and withdrew heavy weapons from the actual line of contact.