UN Secretary-General commented on the exchange of prisoners in the Donbass

© AP Photo / Bebeto MatthewsГенеральный UN Secretary-antónio Guterres. Archival photoUN Secretary-General commented on the exchange of prisoners in the Donbass© AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews

UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres welcomed yesterday’s exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and DNR and LNR, said in a statement the official representative of the head of the organization.

The head of the UN «praised the efforts of all who made this possible.»

«He hopes that this humanitarian act will serve as a positive step for building confidence between the parties and urges all parties to take further action in this spirit,» — said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Ukraine held the largest during the conflict in the Donbass and first 15 months of the exchange of prisoners. Kiev handed over 73 people, the DNI and the LC — 165 and 73 people respectively. According to the leader of the public movement «the Ukrainian choice — the right of the people» Victor Medvedchuk, the second stage of the prisoner exchange may take on the formula «74 29».

UN Secretary-General commented on the exchange of prisoners in the DonbassThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

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