Ukraine and Russia exchange prisoners in landmark deal

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A long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine appears to have gone ahead as planned.

Planes have taken off from Moscow and Kiev carrying the freed inmates, BBC reports. There is no official confirmation of numbers.

The list is expected to include 24 Ukrainian sailors – and Volodymyr Tsemakh, a “person of interest” in the investigation into the 2014 shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane.

The swap is aimed at easing tensions.

Relations between the two neighbours deteriorated dramatically in 2014, when Russia annexed...


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Ukraine and Russia exchange prisoners in landmark deal


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