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Russia, Ukraine exchange prisoners for first time since war began
short by Veer Badani / on Friday, 25 March, 2022
Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners for the first time since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. "In exchange for 10 captured occupiers, we rescued 10 of our servicemen," Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said. As per Russia's human rights ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkov, nine Russian prisoners were exchanged for the mayor of Ukraine's southeastern city of Melitopol.
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