Donetsk, Jan 25 - DAN. Ukraine continues to block the discussion of a new prisoner exchange, Donetsk People’s Republic ombudswoman, DPR representative in the humanitarian subgroup Darya Morozova said after the humanitarian subgroup session on Tuesday.

“I have to say that during a month’s pause in the negotiations Ukraine made no moves which could contribute to the beginning of a productive discussion between the humanitarian subgroup participants,” Morozova said.

The DPR ombudswoman said that Kiev representatives had not made a single step towards dropping the criminal charges against the persons passed to the Donbass Republics in the prisoner swaps in 2019-2020.

“I remind that Ukraine has not been fulfilling these obligations for about two years thus blocking the discussion of a new stage of mutual release of detainees,” she added. *jk