Donetsk Asks OSCE, ICRC to Inspect Alleged Cases of Prisoner Abuse by Kiev
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"We have proposed to the OSCE and to the Red Cross experts to participate in the medical examination of the released prisoners," Denis Pushilin told Donetsk News Agency in Minsk, adding that this could be the first step toward a large-scale inspection of prisoner abuse committed by the Ukrainian military.
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DPR Envoy Says Did Not Get Invitation to
Next Round of Minsk Talks
On November 26, the independence supporters swapped 145 people detained by them in exchange for 222 prisoners held by the Ukrainian military. The prisoner swap took place approximately 22 miles north of Donetsk.
The "all-for-all" prisoner exchange was agreed on between Kiev and east Ukrainian militias during a Contact Group meeting mediated by Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Minsk on September 19. Since then, the conflicting sides have conducted several rounds of prisoner exchanges.