Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Complete Major Prisoner Swap in Donetsk

December 26, 2014 9:07 PM

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Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Complete Major Prisoner Swap in Donetsk

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels reportedly began a prisoner exchange near the city of Donetsk today, eventually swapping nearly 400 prisoners total by nightfall in Ukraine's separatist region.

More than 220 people in government hands were reportedly set to be traded for 150 soldiers held by the rebels, with the captives from both sides driven by bus to a location north of the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk for the exchange. Media reports from earlier in the day were conflicting. In the a...

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