Prystaiko: Large Scale Prisoner Exchange with Russia Planned

The Foreign Minister of Ukraine stated that prisoners held in occupied Donbas and illegally annexed Crimea would be exchanged

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04.10.2019

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A large-scale prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia is planned next week according to Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko.

“Zelensky plan provides… to return our captives who are held behind bars in the occupied areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, in Russia, and in the occupied Crimea. These steps are being taken little by little. We managed to exchange our people. In the near future, I hope, literally next week , we plan even larger-scale exchange,” Prystaiko said on the 1+1 TV channel, a Ukrinform correspondent reports.

On September 7, 2019, Ukraine and Russia held a 35-for-35 prisoner swap. As a result, 24 Ukrainian prisoners of war and 11 political prisoners returned home, including film director Oleh Sentsov and Paris-based Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko.

Source Ukrinform
date 04.10.2019
categories Prisoners of Kremlin
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