A Ukrainian citizen embraces a relative after he was released as part of a prisoner swap deal on Sunday.
A Ukrainian citizen embraces a relative after he was released as part of a prisoner swap deal on Sunday.

Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists complete prisoner swap: Presidential office

ANI | Updated: Dec 29, 2019 21:36 IST

Kyiv [Ukraine], Dec 29 (ANI): The Ukrainian government has completed a prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists in the country's eastern region after receiving all 76 detainees on Sunday, the Presidential office said.
The all-for-all prisoner swap deal was reached upon between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukraine counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky during a face-to-face meeting earlier this month.
Russia and Ukraine have been in a conflict since 2014 when the former annexed Crimea.
Ukraine blames the Kremlin for separatist violence in east Ukraine. Zelensky, a comedian-turned-politician, was elected earlier this year on a promise to resolve the conflict in the region. (ANI)

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