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Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels exchange prisoners


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Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels exchange prisoners

Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels have exchanged dozens of prisoners. Show more Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and the authorities in Kyiv have exchanged some 200 prisoners. It’s the first direct swap for two years. Also in the programme: The US military says it has carried out a series of attacks on an Iraqi…

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels exchange prisoners

Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels have exchanged dozens of prisoners.

Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and the authorities in Kyiv have exchanged some 200 prisoners. It’s the first direct swap for two years.

Also in the programme: The US military says it has carried out a series of attacks on an Iraqi militia group that’s said to be backed by Iran; and US police have arrested a suspect after a knife attack on Jews celebrating Hanukkah in New York state.

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(A Ukrainian citizen embraces a relative after he was exchanged during a POW swap between Ukraine and the separatist republics. Credit: Reuters/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service)

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