12:36 06.09.2017

Kyiv ready for '309 for 87' prisoner swap in Donbas

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Kyiv ready for '309 for 87' prisoner swap in Donbas

Another prisoner swap in Donbas will be discussed at the Wednesday meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine; Ukraine is prepared to exchange 309 prisoners for 87 persons held by Donetsk and Luhansk, advisor to the Ukrainian Security Service's chief Yuriy Tandyt said.

"We have reached a point when release details are being discussed. Certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions confirm 87 hostages of ours, who are being illegally held in Donetsk and Luhansk. We are ready to discuss the '87 for 309' swap. This is about people who have been identified, who have not committed any grave crimes, and are directly related to the anti-terrorist operation. We are not considering felons who bear no relation to ATO," Tandyt said on Channel 5.

The precise date of the exchange is thus far unknown, Tandyt said, adding that the number of prisoners to be swapped may still change.

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