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Ukraine and Russia in 'biggest prisoner swap' so far

Posted on AllSides January 3rd, 2024
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Ukraine and Russia have exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war, in what is being described by officials in Kyiv as the biggest swap of the war.

Ukraine said 230 prisoners, including serving members of the armed forces and border guard, had been freed from Russian captivity.

In exchange, 248 Russians were released by Ukraine in the deal, mediated by the United Arab Emirates.

It is the first major prisoner exchange since last August.

"Our people are home," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on social media. "Today, we brought back over...

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