Prisoner swap between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels
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Prisoner swap between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels

Dozens of prisoners have been exchanged between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels in the latest effort to ease the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Relations between the two countries deteriorated in 2014 when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

Russian-backed rebels then began an insurgency in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine and more than 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

  • 29 Dec 2019
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