Kiev and Donbass exchange prisoners

Kiev and Donbass exchange prisoners

The prisoner exchange is taking place between the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics at the Mayorsk checkpoint.

Acting head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik has signed a decree pardoning 74 prisoners who planned to be exchanged with Kiev for 306 prisoners.

"I have signed a decree pardoning those whom we are going to exchange at the Mayorsk checkpoint today. We now expect our fellow citizens, who were held in captivity on Ukraine’s territory, to return," TASS cited Pasechnik as saying.