GORLOVKA, December 29. /TASS/. Kiev has handed over all the prisoners to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in a prisoner swap. They have been delivered to the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene.
Meanwhile, the handover of prisoners to Kiev continues. People who are preparing for moving into Ukrainian territory have now formed a long line at the Mayorskoye-Gorlovka checkpoint. Two prisoners earlier refused to return to Ukraine.
The exact number of people handed over to the Donbass republics is being specified.
Envoy of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) in the humanitarian subgroup of the Contact Group on settlement in eastern Ukraine, head of the LPR’s group on the prisoner exchange Olga Kobtseva announced earlier on Sunday that the first stage of the prisoner swap between the LPR and Kiev was over. The LPR handed over 25 and received 63 people, she told journalists.