Pro-Russians announce fresh prisoner swap with Kiev

Militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine have announced a prisoner swap of its and Kiev`s troops Saturday, according to the press centre of the DPR government.

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 21, 2015, 15:10 PM IST
Pro-Russians announce fresh prisoner swap with Kiev

Moscow: Militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine have announced a prisoner swap of its and Kiev`s troops Saturday, according to the press centre of the DPR government.

It said the prisoner swap would take place in the Lugansk region. The all-for-all prisoner swap is one of the key points in the agreements signed in Belarus`s capital Minsk for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian militias and Kiev`s trrops.

The report did not say how many prisoners would be exchanged.

A package of measures to implement the Minsk accords includes a ceasefire in certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions starting Feb 15, the pullback of heavy armaments and measures for a long-term political settlement of the situation in Ukraine.