The exchange agreement was reached during a recent meeting in Paris of the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and the German Chancellor " />

Ukraine, conflict territories carry out ‘all for all’ prisoner exchange

The exchange agreement was reached during a recent meeting in Paris of the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and the German Chancellor

Ukraine and the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR have begun an exchange of prisoners on the principle of ‘all for all.’

Ukraine’s Hromadske says that 76 captured Ukrainian servicemen have already been released, and are now located in Kyiv-controlled territory.

The exchange was agreed upon in Paris at a meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, as well as the President of France and the German Chancellor on December 10.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

• Ukraine conflict: ceasefire, prisoner exchange settled, other disagreements remain

• Russia, Ukraine put an end to ‘gas war’ for now as questions remain

• “We’ll build a bridge and live” – how people live near the dividing line in eastern Ukraine

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Neither the Ukrainian authorities, nor the authorities of the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine have named the exact number of people released by Kiev.

The most controversial moment of the exchange, which caused mixed feelings in Ukrainian society, was the release of five Berkut special forces soldiers accused of shooting demonstrators on the Maidan during the February 2014 Orange Revolution.

In Ukraine, the exchange of prisoners on the principle of “all for all” between the parties to the armed conflict – the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR


More on JAMnews