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Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap sees Putin ally exchanged for 200 Ukrainian soldiers

CA, 23 Sep 2022
Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday, the largest since the war began and involving almost 300 people, including 10 foreigners and the Azov commanders who led a prolonged Ukrainian defence of Mariupol earlier this year.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, who is President Vladimir Putin's closest and most influential ally in Ukraine, had been freed as part of a deal that released 200 Ukrainian soldiers.

In addition, Russia’s defence ministry said on Thursday that 55 of its servicemen had been returned to Russia.

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