Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's Office has confirmed that the exchange of held persons set to be held between Ukraine government and representatives of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics" ("DPR"/"LPR") has already been launched.

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In particular, the prisoner swap began at the Mayorsk checkpoint at 11:00 Kyiv time on December 29, the President's Office wrote on Twitter.

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Relevant photos and video have been posted as well.

As UNIAN reported earlier, participants in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement agreed on the mutual release of held persons to be held before the end of the year. According to Russian media, the "big swap" is scheduled for December 29.