December 29, 2019 / 2:20 PM / a month ago

Ukraine says Kiev completed prisoner swap with separatists

Ukrainian servicemen stand guard near a bus for pro-Russian rebels during the exchange of prisoners of war (POWs) between Ukraine and the separatist republics near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions completed a full prisoner swap on Sunday, exchanging all remaining detainees in the five-year conflict, the Ukrainian presidential office said.

It said that 76 former pro-government detainees had returned home.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alison Williams

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