Pro-Russia Rebels Release Hundreds of Captured Soldiers

September 10, 2014 4:30 AM

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Separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine have freed 648 Ukrainian soldiers under the terms of a truce signed last week that calls for both sides to release all prisoners, Ukrainian officials have said.

The pro-Russian rebels are expected to release another 500 soldiers, pending further negotiations that seek to bring an end to the some five months of fighting that have killed at least 2,500 people, the BBC reports.

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