Verification of POWs continues

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Today verification of persons who, according to the Ukrainian side, refused to participate in prisoner exchange was resumed in the OSCE office via Skype.

The procedure is carried out with the participation of the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova, the Head of the LPR POW exchange Working Group Olga Kobtseva, Ombudsman of Ukraine Valeriia Lutkovskaya and mothers of the detainees, who took part in verification in the territory of Ukraine earlier.

The detainees are given forms to fill in to confirm or deny their refusal to take part in POW exchange. The questionnaire data will be provided for the humanitarian subgroup members at the next meeting in Minsk. At the moment, the first step of the first verification day has finished, the participants took a break.