★ Donetsk, Kiev complete first prisoner exchange in 2020

★ Donetsk, Kiev complete first prisoner exchange in 2020

April 16, 2020 10:00

Checkpoint Zero (Gorlovka), Apr 16 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic and Ukraine have smoothly completed the first POW exchange this year, Donetsk People’s Republic representative to the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup, the Republic’s ombudswoman Darya Morozova told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“The prisoner swap is over,” Morozova said.

It took place in the Gorlovka crossing point area on the contact line (“Mayorskoye” is the counterpart Ukrainian crossing point). The POW exchange formula will be announced shortly.

As the prisoner exchange took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, all the participants wore face masks trying to observe social distancing whenever possible.*jk