: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Prisoner swap deal seen as ‘real attack on credibility of Ukraine justice system’


The deal that led to an exchange of prisoners on Sunday between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country’s war-torn east — swapping detained fighters for civilians and soldiers — has spurred public outrage in some quarters. Among those handed over to the separatists as part of the swap, Kiev included five riot policemen suspected of killing protesters during a pro-Western uprising in 2014. The release of the riot police has raised concerns in Ukraine, with many fearing the country is being pushed to pay too high a price for the detainee exchange. …read more

Source:: France 24

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