Following the results of the meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk, the militants of the so-called "Donetsk People’s Republic" put forward a number of demands on the Ukrainian side for the further exchange of prisoners, according to the media of the separatists.

The militants demand Ukraine to "promptly" release the citizens of the Russian Federation who were excluded from the list for exchange. Also, the separatists demand the documents seized from the persons involved in the previous exchange, and also a report on the progress in criminal proceedings against these individuals.

In addition, the militants want people on their list to exchange, who last time refused to go to DPR and preferred to stay in the Ukrainian prison, to be immediately released.

Previously, on December 27 in the Donbas the most extensive exchange of prisoners took place the first in two years. 73 hostages returned to the controlled territory of Ukraine. Of these, 16 Ukrainians were held captive by militants of the terrorist group "LPR", and another 57 were hostages in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region.

QHA reported that human rights activists reported the number of civilian victims in the Donbas.