DPR demanded that Kiev releases 98 persons as part of exchange

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The DPR is now requesting 98 persons for the exchange, and it’s ready to hand over 15 Ukrainian prisoners, said DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova in the interview to RIA Novosti.

“We are guided by the Minsk Memorandum, paragraph 6, which reads: the “all for all” exchange or the intermediate formula “all confirmed for all confirmed”. The Ukrainian side does not want to fulfil these obligations at all. At the moment we are requesting 98 people for exchange. But the Ukrainian side insists that they will not release persons accused of crimes irrelevant to the conflict, and of grave crimes,” said Morozova.

That was her answer to the question of how many DPR supporters Ukraine is ready to release as part of the exchange.

“At the moment, our party has officially confirmed 15 persons. This is for the DPR only. The Ukrainian side submitted additional requests to confirm other people (the DPR did not specify the number of these additional names – ed.),” she added referring to the issue of how many persons DPR is ready to release.

Source: RIA