: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia, Ukraine begin prisoners exchange


MOSCOW (AA): Russia and Ukraine on Saturday exchanged 70 prisoners after intense negotiations.

Thirty-five people from each side, including 24 Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the incident near the Sea of Azov last November by Russia, and Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky convicted of espionage, were freed.

Commenting on the exchange, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said it was the first step towards “unlocking a dialogue with Russia, and to an end of the conflict in the east of Ukraine”.

“We agreed [with Russian President Vladimir Putin] on the first stage of unlocking our dialogue and ending the war. Today’s exchange can …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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