Another POW exchange might take place this winter, said LPR representative in the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup Olga Kobtseva.
New POW swop can transpire this winter - Kobtseva
"Another prisoner exchange might transpire before the end of the winter this year," she said.
"The Republics have passed exchange lists to Ukraine. We plan to give name-by-name POW'S at the next meeting in Minsk. If Kiev's attitude is positive … I think we can begin discussing details of the upcoming exchange."
At January 18 meeting in Minsk the sides have exchange detainees lists, the Republics are waiting for Kiev's reaction on the matter.
Donbass Republics and Ukraine have carried out one of the largest prisoner swops in the conflict history on December 27, returning over 300 people in total to their families and homes. The exchange took place at the Mayorsk checkpoint in DPR area of responsibility.
After the exchange had been finalized, the former captives arrived to the Lugansk Republican hospital for medical examination.
The hard-brokered swop has transpired after the Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with LPR and DPR leaders on 15 November to discuss a Ukrainian special representative for humanitarian issues Viktor Medvedchuk’s initiative to carry out the '306 for 74' prisoner swap. The Republics confirmed they are ready to carry out the exchange. The final numbers differed from Medvedchuk numbers as by the time of the swop some people had already served their terms and had been released, while some refused to return to Donbass or Ukraine. Both sides announced their willingness to exchange the remaining POWs.
The exchange of captives between Donbass Republics and Ukraine is one of the key issues of Minsk Agreements.