National militia of the self-proclaimed people's Republic of Lugansk demanded from Kiev to release 160 prisoners of war militia, the list of requested persons transferred to the Ukrainian side, said the Ministry.
"After the signing of the Memorandum of Minsk Ukrainian side gave us a total of 16 people, of which only one was Lugansk region - and not the military," quoted the letter of the messenger of militia LC " Luhansk information center "." at the moment we handed over the list of prisoners militia militia Medvedchuk, who is an intermediary in the exchange, " commented the people's militia." in the list already about 160 people and this number is continuously updated ", - added the Military. As emphasized in the people's militia, the exact date of the transfer of prisoners has not yet been agreed, but the security forces are "hopeful" because it could happen " in a few days." It all depends on the Ukrainian side, " - said in the people's militia. March 10, Donetsk national Republic was sent to Kiev a new list, which included the names of 220 prisoners. In addition, the DNR asked Kiev to release 800 political prisoners and 900 innocent civilians. Militias blamed security forces in the evasion of the exchange of prisoners. First, it was expected that the exchange of Kiev prisoners with the DNR and LC will End up to 4-5 March. However, on 13 February, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that, according to the Minsk agreements, All Military prisoner must be released for five days After the withdrawal of heavy equipment. Remember, in the afternoon on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in the process almost 16 caseih negotiations was signed Document of the contact group on measures on implementation of the Minsk agreements. The document envisages a ceasefire in the Donbas with 00. 00 local time February fifteen, the withdrawal of all heavy weapons by both sides of the conflict " at equal distances width of at least 50 miles Between them "