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Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels exchange prisoners

Published: 20th Apr, 2020

Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels exchanged 34 prisoners aimed to create conditions that could lead to the end of the six-year war in eastern Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels exchanged 34 prisoners aimed to create conditions that could lead to the end of the six-year war in eastern Ukraine.
  • Ukraine took back 20 of its citizens in exchange of Fourteen rebels in the swap with the two separatist entities in the rebel-controlled east
  • Prisoner exchanges were part of an agreement brokered last year at a summit of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.
  • United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the prisoner exchange and urged all the parties to take further measures in this spirit

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