Today, December 27, at the checkpoint Maori in the suburbs temporarily occupied Gorlovka held a large-scale exchange of Ukrainian hostages among Pro-Russian militants on the individuals that they want to receive in return. On the completion of the exchange in his Facebook said the representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko.

“The exchange process is ended. The Ukrainian side has received the 74 hostages who were in captivity in the occupied part of Donbass. They return home,” – wrote the Deputy.

At the same time, according to LIGA.net the exchange process continues – as of 16:47 is a roll call.

President Petro Poroshenko visited the area ATO to meet liberated Ukrainians.

“Just thanked our boys who return from captivity. Among them is a cyborg Alexander Morozov and historian Igor Kozlovsky. Thanks for the endurance, guys”, – wrote the head of state in his Facebook.

Exchange on the crossing of roads going to Konstantinovka, and Gorlovka Bakhmut, had to pass under the scheme “306 for a 74”. However, according to the negotiator from Ukraine in the Minsk process, Viktor Medvedchuk, with the release of the 74 hostages the militants eventually gave 237 individuals, instead of the announced 306: 40 persons included in the terrorist list was released earlier, 29, the refused to exchange.

To exchange the hostages from the militants was (confirmed data only) 170 Ukrainians. Thus, in the temporarily occupied territory are still waiting for the release of about a hundred people.

6 October 2017 Rada adopted in first reading the draft law on the reintegration of Donbass No. 7163. On 17 November, the parliamentary Committee on national security and defence approved the final version of the bill for consideration on second reading. The vote may be held on 16 January 2018.

On 12 December, the UN stated that in the adopted in the first reading the draft law on de-occupation ORDO not enough definition in the protection of the rights and freedoms of the individual.

See also: hybrid Package of laws. What Poroshenko proposes Donbass

The DNI and LC – terrorist organizations seized with the support of the Russian part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. Both organizations created, funded and contain Russia, where, among other things, the terrorists are getting fighters, trainers, and heavy equipment, weapons, ammunition, and fuel.




The exchange took place: exempt 74 Ukrainian hostages 27.12.2017

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