International Committee of the red cross (ICRC) is ready to mediate in the course of the exchange of prisoners in Ukraine, however, such requests from the parties to the conflict have been reported, said in an interview Last news the head of the ICRC regional delegation for the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova Pascal Kutta.
He said that employees of the ICRC mission in Ukraine " already visited prisoners in places where they are held as the Ukrainian authorities and DND and LNR ": in Kiev, Zaporozhye, Odessa, Poltava, Kharkov and Kharkov and Donetsk and Lugansk.
"We support any agreement between the parties that lead to liberation and return of people who are deprived of their liberty in the course of the conflict. We did offer our assistance both sides of the conflict. We are ready to mediate collaborative exchange of prisoners, but today we have not received such requests, " said Cotta.
After talks in Minsk in different formats by the contact group on settlement in the Donbass February 12, signed a document containing steps to resolve the fall. It calls for a ceasefire with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the development of security zones and the exchange of prisoners.
first Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Denis Putilin said that the militia and Military are the list of prisoners for exchange, provided Minsk agreements.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.
Declared a ceasefire, according to the statements of the parties to the conflict and observers, observed throughout the contact line, with the exception of Debaltsevo. This city, according to the examination results of the militia, in the so-called boiler was about three thousand Ukrainian security forces in Kiev denied environment. All the last days in the area Debaltsevo, one of the largest transport hubs in the Ukraine, there were clashes security forces and militia. Developments -