September 7, 2019 / 2:07 PM / 10 days ago

Trump congratulates Russia and Ukraine on prisoner swap

Sept 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Russia and Ukraine on a long-awaited prisoner swap that could thaw a deep freeze in relations between the two countries since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.

Trump said in a tweet that the move was “very good news, perhaps a first giant step to peace.” (Reporting by Jan Wolfe Editing by Alistair Bell)

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