Russia, Ukraine Swap More Than 200 In Prisoner Exchange

  • Russia and Ukraine has carried out a major prisoner swap, with 106 Russian prisoners of war being freed in exchange for 100 Ukrainians, both sides said.
  • In a Telegram post, Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak said the released Ukrainians included defenders of Mariupol city and its Azovstal steel plant, captured in the war’s opening months.
  • Russia and Ukraine have engaged in periodic prisoner swaps since the beginning of the war in Feburary 2022, in a rare example of direct contact between the enemies.
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