Advisor to the Deputy Minister of defence of Ukraine Vasyl Budik said about the release of three people in the Donbass.
"I've finished a swap operation. Together with the Minsk group under the leadership of Viktor Medvedchuk, the Officer corps of Vladimir Ruban, Ministry of defence, with the support of SBU - took three more people. All civil. At their request last name not specified ", - Budic wrote in his page on the first day of the weekend.
before the head of the delegation of the DND on Minsk talks Denis Putilin said that the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic handed over the list of prisoners the special representative of Kiev in the negotiations on the Donbass Viktor Medvedchuk, in which 45 people, 17 of whom are ready to share.
Also Pushilin said that the DPR contains 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war, 12 of which are prepared for the exchange, and 28 are under investigation, whereas All five prisoners in the LPR are ready for transfer to the Ukrainian party.
Wednesday, August 5, Advisor to the head of the security service of Ukraine Yury Tandit said that the security service in Minsk has provided a list of 183 of Ukrainian prisoners. The DND Ombudsman Darya Morozova at the end of July, said that Kiev overstates the numbers on their prisoners of war.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass discussed during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.