"The Minsk negotiations are still going on, [but] it is early to talk  of any agreements,” Zakharchenko said.

“The only thing I can say is that we have removed the last point of non-contact about the exchange of prisoners. The exchange will be 150 to 225, ‘all for all.’ Now, we are still discussing other issues," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on December 24 Advisor to the Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Markiyan Lubkivsky said that Ukraine was ready to transfer within the first wave of exchange 225 detained insurgents, some of whom were Russian citizens.