‘Large-scale exchange of POWs is sabotaged by the adversary,’ says Ukraine

Russian forces (R) armed with assault rifles with bayonets escort a column of Ukrainian prisoners of war during a military parade across central Donetsk on August 24, 2014. Parading POWs this way is a violation of the Geneva Convention. (Image: Maxim Shemetov, REUTERS)

Russian forces (R) armed with assault rifles with bayonets escort a column of Ukrainian prisoners of war during a military parade across central Donetsk on August 24, 2014. Parading POWs this way is a violation of the Geneva Convention. (Image: Maxim Shemetov, REUTERS) 

War in the Donbas

Militants have been sabotaging the process of detainee exchange, the speaker of the Presidential Administration Andrii Lysenko said at a traditional Monday briefing while answering journalists’ questions.

“The adversary does not cooperate. Large-scale exchange does not take place. The Ukrainian side has been trying to initiate these exchanges, but we have not seen response from the opponent in the past six weeks,” – said Lysenko.


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Translated by: A. N.

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