24 Dec 2019 17:33

Kyiv drops several DPR supporters from prisoner exchange lists - Donetsk

DONETSK. Dec 24 (Interfax) - The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have accused Kyiv of unilateral changes made to the prisoner exchange lists.

"In spite of the agreements reached at yesterday's videoconference, the Kyiv authorities are again blatantly violating the terms of the agreement. Disregarding the communique, which was signed following the Normandy Four summit, at which the exchange formula of 'all established for all established' was clearly stipulated, the Ukrainian side unilaterally altered the lists and dropped several of the republic's supporters who are being held in custody from the exchange process," DPR ombudsman Darya Morozova told reporters on Tuesday.

Morozova did not say how many DPR supporters Kyiv had removed from the exchange lists.

Kyiv's actions are unacceptable and inadmissible, and "bring to mind the thought of a deliberate attempt at foiling the exchange of prisoners," she said.

"We firmly insist on Ukraine meeting all guarantees set forth in the Minsk format and in the Normandy Four final communique," Morozova said.