Donetsk, May 18 - DAN. The Contact Group humanitarian subgroup had a meaningful dialogue on prisoner exchange at the meeting in Minsk on 15 May, DPR envoy to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin told reporters on Thursday.

“Ukraine made a reciprocal move interviewing those who were facing punishment under law. We could not contact the people released on recognizance; they were not interviewed and we’re concerned about them,” Pushilin said. “The presence of Lutkovskaya (Valeria Lutskovskaya, Ukrainian ombduswoman - eds Donetsk News Agency) in Minsk was conductive to meaningful dialogue. “

“Some headway has been made in the issue,” he added.

Pushilin expressed the hope that the Ukrainian ombudswoman would work as productively in the future.

Earlier, DPR ombudswoman Darya Morozova said it was possible to carry out a POW swap later this month upon completion of verification procedure.*jk