Ukraine and the People’s Republics held a prisoner exchange under the 9 for 11 formula. The exchange took place near the Kiev-controlled city of Schastye.


Representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics handed over nine people to the Ukrainian side. Kiev released 11 prisoners of war; among them are seven citizens of the LPR and four citizens of the DPR.


The LPR representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Contact Group at the Minsk talks Olga Kobtseva told the Lugansk Information Center that the LPR had released five people and the DPR – four people.


On October 16, Ukraine disrupted the prisoner exchange by changing the conditions of the swap at the last moment.