According to the DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova, Kiev is not interested in the exchange of prisoners – this was concluded as a result of the meeting of the humanitarian subgroup in Minsk.
“No written position was introduced with regard to our exchange proposal – “all confirmed for all confirmed”. The Ukrainian side claimed that the parties had to work on the exchange lists. It can last forever. Because every day the Ukrainian side detains more and more people, and they will do so until paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Minsk Memorandum will be observed. But our opponents ignore this fact, which is why I can only assume they do not need any exchange,” said Daria Morozova in an interview for RIA Novosti.
Apart from that, DPR Ombudsman said that Kiev bluffed on its preparations to clear detainees of charges.
“The Ukrainian side had repeatedly requested for a delay to clear people of charges and provide documents to them. As a result, we can clearly see they had bluffed,” said Daria Morozova.
She also noted that there had been no progress in the work of the subgroup because of the position of Kiev representatives. The situation remains unchanged almost in all directions, including the search for missing persons.