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...