"Captivity kills even those who survived": Ex-Donbas captive dies of heart problemsHe 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 – mediaThe 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 wayUkraine 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 implementationThe 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 UkrainiansU.S. diplomats welcome the latest exchange of detainees.
20:59, 16 April 2020
Details revealed of upcoming prisoner swap in DonbasThose returning from the occupied territories will be put under 14-day observation as part of anti-coronavirus measures.
10:40, 11 April 2020
Zelensky: Ukraine seeks release of 200 detainees, sends list to TCG in MinskSome 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 swapThe 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 swapUntil it's met, they do not intend to negotiate on the new exchange effort.
21:00, 31 January 2020
Prisoner swap lifts veil on Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine – mediaMoscow's insistence on the release of the alleged Maidan shooters, who have no formal relationship to Russia or to the Russian-occupied Donbas, has now confirmed that the Kremlin regards these operatives as its own agents or proxies.
10:20, 10 January 2020
Lutkovskaya on Donbas prisoner swap: Russia refused to swap Ukrainian military without return of ex-Berkut troopsAbout 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)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)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 listThe 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 PrystaikoThe 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 YorkThe 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 monthAuthorities 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 ombudspersonAccording 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 – OmbudspersonOn 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 – PACERussia 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