The exchange of prisoners by the formula "nine eleven" was held in the city of Happiness between the self-proclaimed LNR, DNR and Kiev.
The exchange took place in the presence of reporters on the bridge that leads to Happiness. DNR and LNR transferred to the Ukrainian party of nine soldiers who were in captivity from a number of months to a year, RIA " Novosti ".
On Tuesday, the head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter said that the Ukrainian leadership is trying to earn on the exchange of prisoners and addictive this process. October 20, Kiev asked in a persistent form from the militia of Donbass liberation of Ukrainian prisoners 148. Of these, 59 – civil, the rest – of the Soldiers. 800 Ukrainians are registered in lists of missing persons. October 12 Plenipotentiary representative LNR on Minsk talks Vladislav Danego said that Kyiv is blocking the Exchange of prisoners, because the Ukrainian side has not agreed to share according to the formula " all for all ". On September 23, the Commissioner of Kiev in the humanitarian sub-group During the trilateral contact group Irina Gerashchenko said that at the talks in Minsk Ukraine are unable to come to a common understanding With DND and LNR about the exchange of prisoners. Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced.