First 16 Ukrainian hostages were transferred to Ukrainian representatives by “LPR” militants on the site of exchange in Donetska oblast. One of the released was the pro-Ukrainian blogger Eduard Nedeliaev, who was imprisoned by the militants since last year. This was reported by the TV channel “Priamyi” from the site.
During the meeting, militants brought three buses to the site.
“One had Ukrainian hostages inside, the other one – representatives of Russian propaganda media. In the third one, there were armed guards”, the channel’s journalist Yulia Kyriyenko reported.
On December 25, the member of humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group for settlement of the conflict in Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko reported that on December 27, 306 imprisont militants will be exchanged to 74 Ukrainian prisoners.
Eduard Nedeliayev, as IMI reported, on December 21, 2016, militants in Luhansk (from so-called “Ministry of State Security of LPR” detained the local pro-Ukrainian blogger Eduard NEdeliaev (nickname Edward Ned), who was writing in his blog about the life of the city.
On July 28, 2017, so-called “military court of LPR” Eduard Nedeliayev was sentenced to 14 years in prison.