The International Committee of the Red Cross is participating in the next phase of the mutual release of detainees, during which 19 Ukrainian citizens illegally detained at ORDLO will be returned to government-controlled territory.
This is stated in a statement published on the ICRC website.
“Today, early in the morning, the ICRC teams are ready to play their role of neutral intermediary, while the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine release the detainees and transfer them to places of residence. temporary before they can meet their families safely, “the statement said.
The ICRC has stressed that the release of detainees is of great humanitarian importance, as people are returning to their families on both sides of the front line. And this happens at a time when everyone needs comfort and care.
As Ukrinform reported on Thursday morning, the next stage in the mutual release of detainees has begun, during which 19 Ukrainian citizens illegally detained at ORDLO will be returned to government-controlled territory.
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The mediator Lyudmila Denisova has already published a photo on the social network with the first nine released from captivity.
Recently, members of the Tripartite Contact Group agreed to a new prisoner exchange before Easter, which is celebrated this year on April 19.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru