“We welcome today's return of released prisoners from Russian-controlled Donbass, as agreed at the summit in Norman format on December 9,” the embassy said on Twitter.
The United States also emphasized that it continues to support the Ukrainian government.
Earlier in the office of the President of Ukraine, it was reported that the DPR and LPR transferred 76 persons to Kiev as part of an exchange of prisoners.
At the same time, the DPR stated that during the exchange procedure 61 people were taken away and 51 prisoners were transferred to the Ukrainian side.
The head of the Federation Council’s Foreign Relations Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, in an interview with RT called the exchange between Kiev and Donbass on December 29 a step towards the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, taking into account the fact that for the first time “all installed on all installed” exchanges were made.