After the first exchange stage on December 27, 2017, the DPR insisted on holding the second stage of the exchange throughout the year, but the Ukrainian party, without giving its official position, sabotaged the process in every way.
“We offered Kiev to finish the second exchange stage on December 27, 2018 according to the formula “all to all”. We do not accept any "small packages" - behind each number in the list is a specific human life, the fate of his family and friends. We urge the Ukrainian party not to look for all sorts of tricks and confirm the readiness to conduct an exchange on this formula. We are ready to make any efforts to implement it as soon as possible” - Natalia Nikonorova said.