DNR authorities hope to “unfreeze” the process of exchange of prisoners before the New year

Власти ДНР надеются на "разморозку" процесса обмена пленными до Нового года

The self-proclaimed authorities of the DNI hope that the process of exchange of prisoners will be “unfrozen” and at least a partial exchange will take place before the end of the year, told reporters the envoy of the Republic in the contact group Denis Putilin.

“These discussions (about the exchange of prisoners — ed.) being long. The Ukrainian side is trying to tighten. But there is interest in anticipation of the holidays, European support is present. So, hopefully, the pressure will be sufficient that the Ukrainian side will not put a spoke in the wheel and the exchange will take place at least in parts”, — said Pushilin.

According to him, to hold a direct swap (all in all) quite difficult due to the large number of prisoners. “If the numbers are consistent and start sharing — it will be a great achievement. There is a good chance that a large number of our boys before the new year will be back”, — said Pushilin.

Власти ДНР надеются на "разморозку" процесса обмена пленными до Нового года

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