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Ukraine: Kiev and Donbass republics hold large-scale prisoner swap01:39

Ukraine: Kiev and Donbass republics hold large-scale prisoner swap

Ukraine, Near Gorlovka
December 27, 2017 at 19:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

The first stage of an exchange of prisoners between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR/LPR) was completed near Gorlovka on Wednesday.The exchange was the first to take place in 15 months and was carried out on neutral territory. The swap is part of the largest ongoing exchange of prisoners so far in the conflict. A total of 306 prisoners were to be handed over to authorities in Donbass in exchange for 74 prisoners going the other way. The event is overseen by representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Ukraine: Kiev and Donbass republics hold large-scale prisoner swap01:39
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The first stage of an exchange of prisoners between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR/LPR) was completed near Gorlovka on Wednesday.The exchange was the first to take place in 15 months and was carried out on neutral territory. The swap is part of the largest ongoing exchange of prisoners so far in the conflict. A total of 306 prisoners were to be handed over to authorities in Donbass in exchange for 74 prisoners going the other way. The event is overseen by representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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