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Ukraine: Nationalists gather in Kiev to demand release of war prisoners01:55

Ukraine: Nationalists gather in Kiev to demand release of war prisoners

Ukraine, Kiev
May 19, 2018 at 20:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Ukrainian nationalists held a protest in Kiev on Saturday demanding "freedom for defenders of Ukraine" held in captivity in the east of the country.

Protesters were carrying national flags, pictures of war prisoners, and banners like "Freedom to Ukrainian military" or "Europe, show red card to Putin.”

After marching through central Kiev, they reportedly held rallies in front of German and French embassies to call the European countries to put more pressure on Russia.

According to some reports, about 70 Ukrainian soldiers are still imprisoned on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR/LPR).

The latest largest prisoner swap between Kiev and Donbass took place in December 2017. It involved 73 Ukrainians held captive by the self-proclaimed Republics, and more than 200 fighters captured by Ukrainian military.

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Hundreds of Ukrainian nationalists held a protest in Kiev on Saturday demanding "freedom for defenders of Ukraine" held in captivity in the east of the country.

Protesters were carrying national flags, pictures of war prisoners, and banners like "Freedom to Ukrainian military" or "Europe, show red card to Putin.”

After marching through central Kiev, they reportedly held rallies in front of German and French embassies to call the European countries to put more pressure on Russia.

According to some reports, about 70 Ukrainian soldiers are still imprisoned on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR/LPR).

The latest largest prisoner swap between Kiev and Donbass took place in December 2017. It involved 73 Ukrainians held captive by the self-proclaimed Republics, and more than 200 fighters captured by Ukrainian military.

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