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.

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.

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