Close to neutral territory between Maryinka and Donetsk, where, by consent of the Donetsk national Republic and Kiev, to complete the exchange of prisoners by the formula " 12 on 12 ", the shooting began.
data about it reports " news Agency ".
for his part, the commandant regiment commander DNR Victor Anosov said that the process of exchange of prisoners, which was obliged to pass a Wednesday night between militias DNR and Ukrainian security forces, for a time suspended in connection with the attack which is a few kilometers from the place of transfer of prisoners." currently there is a fight. Agreed to wait Until 21. 00. High command agreed on stopping the fire. If the attacks stop, in an hour we'll take no prisoners. If no – the exchange will be rescheduled for tomorrow morning ", – clarified Anosov, reports RIA " Novosti ". On August 18, Deputy chief of a staff corps of the people's militia LNR Igor Yashchenko said that the Kiev side three times disrupted the exchange of prisoners with proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic. August 7, Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic handed over the list of prisoners the official representative of Kiev Viktor Medvedchuk. August 5, cooperating with the Ukrainian security service volunteer Yury Tandit stated that the SBU is in the process of negotiations in Minsk as if he had been transferred to the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics with a list of 183 Ukrainian prisoners. In mid-June, the Commissioner of Ukraine in the sub-working group on humanitarian issues of the contact group Irina Gerashchenko reported that in captivity militias Donetsk and Lugansk national republics remain about 270 Ukrainian soldiers. Prior to this, the representative for human rights DND Daria Morozova reported that the number of prisoners held by the Ukrainian security forces, reached 1, 5 thousand People. In her expressions, only 250 people of this number are members of the militia, the remaining – civilians. However, she stressed that the DNR gave the Kiev all the prisoners.