Kiev nourishes the hope for progress in the issue of release of prisoners in a few days as a result of negotiations of the trilateral contact group that took place Tuesday, said the Commissioner of Kiev in the humanitarian sub-group of the trilateral contact group Irina Gerashchenko.
On Tuesday, video conference held dialogues participants in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass. Also on Tuesday, have been held in Minsk dialogues of the subgroups, and among them the humanitarian, During which discusses the issue of exchange of prisoners.
"Unfortunately, Despite all our attempts to speed up the process of liberation, everything is difficult. Despite all, I do hope that today's Minsk meeting in a few days will give the result - God forbid, release a few who are most in need of medical care ", - wrote Gerashchenko in Facebook own.
As he said recently the self-proclaimed DPR Ombudsman Darya Morozova, a Donetsk people's Republic is ready To exchange prisoners in the format " all for all ", but under condition of refusal from criminal prosecution freed. In her expressions, the Ukrainian side every time sends its lists, At this time have a list of 400 people, the liberation of which, in principle, can be.
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.