The militiamen of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) have swapped several captives with the Ukrainian side in the 3-by-6 format on the bridge in the area of the town of Schastya on Feb. 26, an Interfax correspondent reported.
The exchange has been conducted in the presence of monitors of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (SMM OSCE), representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and journalists.
LNR representatives handed over three captives to the Ukrainian side, the Ukrainian side - six captives.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called this swapping good news.
"Good news from the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Hrytsak. Three more of our fellow citizens have just been released from captivity, they will return home soon. We are waiting for more good news in the next few days," Poroshenko wrote on his page on Facebook on Feb. 26.
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