The Commissioner of Kiev in the humanitarian sub-group of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko expressed the hope that the exchange of prisoners With the militia of Donbass can pass this week.
in the past decade in the area of the city Happiness controlled by Ukrainian security services exchanged prisoners by the formula "eleven 9" between Kiev And self-proclaimed LNR AND DND. October 30, in Maryinka Kiev And DND exchanged prisoners by the formula " 1 on 1 ".
"Two months We have a relative compliance with the ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine. Last week We shared with the security Service of Ukraine have freed 10 Ukrainian hostages. And I very much hope that this week We will have good news. We're working on it ", - said Gerashchenko, speaking in the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR AND DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties And observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters And tanks from the frontline.