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Donetsk, Kiev to Swap Prisoners Friday: Donetsk Official

© REUTERS / Marko DjuricaA Ukrainian soldier (C) stands guard as members of the eastern Ukrainian militia, who are prisoners-of-war (POWs), walk along a road as they wait to be exchanged, north of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 28, 2014
A Ukrainian soldier (C) stands guard as members of the eastern Ukrainian militia, who are prisoners-of-war (POWs), walk along a road as they wait to be exchanged, north of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 28, 2014 - Sputnik International
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According to the DPR ombudsman, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Kiev forces will swap prisoners Friday.

DPR and LPR and Kiev authorities agreed to carry out an exchange of prisoners in all-for-all format - Sputnik International
Donetsk, Luhansk, Kiev Agree All-For-All Prisoner Swap as Priority
DONETSK, December 26 (Sputnik) – The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) plans to swap prisoners with Kiev later on Friday, DPR ombudsman Darya Morozova told RIA Novosti.

“Today we will swap 225 our prisoners for 150 Ukrainian [prisoners],” Morozova said without elaborating on the details of the exchange.

The Contact Group on Ukrainian reconciliation convened for another round of talks in Minsk on Wednesday afternoon - Sputnik International
Minsk Peace Talks on Ukraine Unlikely to Resume December 26: Source
Kiev and independence supporters agreed at a Contact Group meeting in Minsk mediated by Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on September 19 to conduct all-for-all prisoner exchanges. Since the agreement, several prisoner exchanges between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics have already taken place.

The latest round of Contact Group reconciliation negotiations took place in Minsk on Wednesday.

On Thursday, it was announced that the Kiev government and the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Luhansk agreed to exchange of a total of 375 prisoners.

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