: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Russia-Backed Rebels in Move to End War


(MAIORSK CHECKPOINT, Ukraine) — Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine on Sunday exchanged 200 prisoners in a move aimed at ending their five-year war.
The swap at a checkpoint near the rebel-held city of Horlivka was part of an agreement brokered this month at a summit of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.
According to figures from officials of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics — the two separatist governments in the rebel area — Ukraine turned over 124 people and the separatists freed 76.
Those released by Ukraine included five former members of the now-disbanded special police force …read more

Source:: Time

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