• Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist republics held a prisoner exchange for the first time in over a year on Wednesday. 
  • Ukraine handed over 237 prisoners, while the two Russian-backed republics handed over 74 Ukrainian prisoners. 
  • Ukraine was supposed to hand over 306 prisoners, but 29 refused to go home during the exchange, and about 40 more who had been released from prison didn’t even show up. 

Nearly 30 Russian-backed separatist prisoners refused to go home during a prisoner swap with Ukraine on Wednesday, according to the Kyiv Post.

Ukraine handed over 237 prisoners, while the two Russian-backed republics — the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic — handed over 74 Ukrainian prisoners, the Kyiv Post reported.

 

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