The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the release from captivity 57 troops. The head of state wrote on his page in Facebook.
Poroshenko said that 21 people had been released in the course of negotiations on Thursday, September 11, and 36 - in the night of Friday, September 12.
At the same time, at the headquarters of the militia reported RIA Novosti that in the night of Friday the militia gave 31 strongman, and in return received 36 fighters defense of Donbass. However earlier in the headquarters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic was talking about the exchange of 36 military on the 31st of militia.
An agreement about the exchange of prisoners was reached during the consultations of the contact group on the crisis in the East of Ukraine, which took place in Minsk on 5 September. Kiev and militias have repeatedly accused each other of delaying the process of exchange. So, in DND claimed that the Ukrainian authorities do not provide the list of detainees supporters DND and LNR, and in the NSDC of Ukraine stated that the process breaks down because of the inconsistency of the militia who are not always go to those conditions, which first put forward".
Export losses of Ukraine because of the conflict in the Donbas and the annexation of Crimea to Russia amounted to almost $ 13 billion over a two-year period. The share of Crimea and "certain areas" of Donetsk and Lugansk regions in total exports of Ukraine decreased from 26.6 percent in 2013 to 10.4 in 2015.
Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko said that he did not believe the head of the faction "Batkivshchyna" Yulia Tymoshenko. "It looks cold, like a wax doll. I thought that it seems from the TV screen. But no — in life, close to seems the same," shared the people's darling.
The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, signed a decree on a nationwide referendum on the issue of expanding the powers of the President. In addition, during the referendum will be about reducing the number of MPs from 101 to 71, and the teaching in educational establishments of the subject "History of Moldova".
Rock group Sparks has released a video for the song Hippopotamus. The track is the first single from the album, which will be released on 8 September. The album will be the first for eight years Studio release team. The band was formed in 1971. She has influenced such musicians like New Order and Depeche Mode.
Deputy Chairman of the German ruling party CDU/CSU Michael Fuchs, made the boycott of Germany's world Cup-2018 in Russia. The reason for discussion of a possible boycott of the tournament was the arrest of the participants of the uncoordinated anti-corruption rally on Tverskaya street in Moscow.
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson intends to seek from NATO allies for increased participation in the fight against terrorism and increasing defense spending. This will be discussed at the Ministerial meeting of the Alliance on March 31. According to a senior Department representative, in the second question, Washington will "put pressure".