A total of 139 Ukrainian soldiers were freed and 52 rebels. The exchange is the first step carried out successfully under the terms of the 12 February Minsk agreements, brokered by France and Germany.
The number of cases has doubled since last week to more than 11,000.
Critics have accused the government of failing to distribute medicines, but officials insisted the situation was under control.
Islamist militants have made inroads into parts of the North African oil-producing country, exploiting a power vacuum created by a violent struggle for control between two competing governments.
UN officials have denied media reports in Bangladesh that Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernndez-Taranco has finalised his Dhaka visit to try to broker a deal between the Awami League and BNP. ...More