OSCE's special envoy on Donbas prisoner swap: Conditions of dignity should be provided
Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, Ambassador Martin Sajdik says that conditions of dignity and respect should be provided for each of the persons to be exchanged as part of the Donbas prisoner swap scheduled for Wednesday, December 27.
"I call upon the sides to provide conditions of dignity and respect for each of the persons to be exchanged," he said in a statement published on December 26.
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Ukrainian envoy to the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup Iryna Gerashchenko said that 170 Ukrainian citizens are held captive by Russian-controlled militants in occupied Donbas.
The Ukrainian side is ready to swap 306 persons imprisoned in Ukrainian-controlled territory for 74 Ukrainians held hostage in occupied Donbas.