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"Captivity kills even those who survived": Ex-Donbas captive dies of heart problems

"Captivity kills even those who survived": Ex-Donbas captive dies of heart problems

He was held captive by Russia-controlled groups from May 2019 to December 2019.
10:40, 19 October 2020
Ukraine expects to swap 100 prisoners with Russia-controlled Donbas within weeks – media

Ukraine expects to swap 100 prisoners with Russia-controlled Donbas within weeks – media

The swap would be second this year and the fourth since Zelensky became president in 2019.
21:58, 06 August 2020
Zelensky says talks on new prisoner swap with Russia under way

Zelensky says talks on new prisoner swap with Russia under way

Ukraine is seeking the return of Ukrainian detainees kept in Russia-occupied Crimea and in the Russian Federation itself.
00:40, 18 April 2020
EU on exchange of Donbas detainees: Welcome next step towards Paris agreement implementation

EU on exchange of Donbas detainees: Welcome next step towards Paris agreement implementation

The European Union reaffirmed its support to the work of the Normandy Format, the OSCE, and the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group.
22:59, 16 April 2020
U.S. calls on Russia to immediately release all unjustly imprisoned Ukrainians

U.S. calls on Russia to immediately release all unjustly imprisoned Ukrainians

U.S. diplomats welcome the latest exchange of detainees.
20:59, 16 April 2020
Zelensky: Ukraine seeks release of 200 detainees, sends  list to TCG in Minsk

Zelensky: Ukraine seeks release of 200 detainees, sends list to TCG in Minsk

Some people whom Ukraine wants to exchange may have already died.
02:15, 06 March 2020
Zelensky's chief of staff Yermak meets Russian counterpart Kozak to discuss prisoner swap

Zelensky's chief of staff Yermak meets Russian counterpart Kozak to discuss prisoner swap

The parties discussed issues related to the mutual release of detainees in the all-for-all format.
16:45, 01 March 2020
"DPR" terrorists put forward condition for new prisoner swap

"DPR" terrorists put forward condition for new prisoner swap

Until it's met, they do not intend to negotiate on the new exchange effort.
21:00, 31 January 2020
Lutkovskaya on Donbas prisoner swap: Russia refused to swap Ukrainian military without return of ex-Berkut troops

Lutkovskaya on Donbas prisoner swap: Russia refused to swap Ukrainian military without return of ex-Berkut troops

About 300 Ukrainians are still illegally held in captivity in the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the official says.
20:46, 04 January 2020
Ukrainians meet liberated captives from Russia-controlled Donbas at Boryspil Airport (Video)

Ukrainians meet liberated captives from Russia-controlled Donbas at Boryspil Airport (Video)

A total of 76 prisoners have been released from captivity in Russian-occupied Donbas.
21:50, 29 December 2019
Ukraine, "LPR/DPR" militants exchange prisoners (Photo, video)

Ukraine, "LPR/DPR" militants exchange prisoners (Photo, video)

The prisoner swap began at the Mayorsk checkpoint at 11:00 Kyiv time on Sunday.
13:08, 29 December 2019
Crimean Tatars' Chubarov furious over lack of Crimea prisoners on swap list

Crimean Tatars' Chubarov furious over lack of Crimea prisoners on swap list

The President's Office has held no consultations on the issue with the Mejlis, the official claims.
13:35, 27 December 2019
New prisoner swap not synchronized with Normandy summit – FM Prystaiko

New prisoner swap not synchronized with Normandy summit – FM Prystaiko

The minister says preparations for a large-scale exchange of detainees are under way.
10:15, 01 November 2019
Zelensky comments on brief exchange with Russia's Lavrov in New York

Zelensky comments on brief exchange with Russia's Lavrov in New York

The Russian foreign minister congratulated Zelensky on the recent swap of held persons.
10:40, 26 September 2019
Zelensky's aide suggests next prisoner swap list could be agreed with Russia in a month

Zelensky's aide suggests next prisoner swap list could be agreed with Russia in a month

Authorities are working to ensure that the next stage of the exchange of held persons be completed as soon as possible.
11:00, 23 September 2019
Another prisoner swap may take place this year – Ukrainian ombudsperson

Another prisoner swap may take place this year – Ukrainian ombudsperson

According to Denisova, there are prospects for a another exchange of held persons.
13:20, 10 September 2019
Presidential decrees pardoning convicts from swap list "classified", not to be published – Ombudsperson

Presidential decrees pardoning convicts from swap list "classified", not to be published – Ombudsperson

On September 7, Ukraine and Russia exchanged prisoners in the "35 for 35" format.
10:40, 10 September 2019
Following prisoner exchange, Volodymyr Tsemakh "must remain available" to MH17 investigators – PACE

Following prisoner exchange, Volodymyr Tsemakh "must remain available" to MH17 investigators – PACE

Russia is a member State of the Council of Europe and as such is legally bound to fight impunity, the official said.
10:20, 10 September 2019
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