The chief doctor at Moscow hospital no. 13, Leonid Aronov, told journalists on Monday that 168 former hostages were being treated there.
According to him, three people are in a serious condition. The other patients are "absolutely stable." Aronov said that the first former hostages to be discharged were in the therapeutic ward, while at 13:00 local time, patients from the surgical department would start to be released.
According to Aronov, after 14:00 the former hostages will be re-united with their loved ones.
The first lists of the patients was posted on Monday morning, and the next one will appear after all the data have been checked.
According to the military expert Igor Korotchenko, after the end of the battle for Donbass, the third stage of the military special operation will begin.