Statement from Daria Morozova on prisoner exchange

Comments and statements of the Ombudsman News

The Donetsk People’s Republic is fully ready to conduct the prisoner exchange under the “all for all” format, as provided for by the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements. This is our position and we have insisted on implementing this requirement for more than 1.5 years, after the first stage of the exchange took place in December 2017.

The statement by the Ukrainian side about the need to exchange prisoners encouraged families of persons held captive for several years. However, public statements alone are not enough to resume work in this direction. We expect specific proposals and complete exchange lists from representatives of Kiev.