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Russia-Ukraine swaps detainees, landmark deal between two countries

Sep 08, 2019, 12.05 PM (IST)
Ukraine and Russia conducted an exchange of detainees on Saturday, with each country releasing 35 detainees. On the morning, 35 Ukraine detainees held in Russia left the Lefortovo Prison in Moscow for Boryspil International Airport in Kiev. They included 24 sailors seized by Russia during the Kerch Strait incident on November 2018 for allegedly violating the Russian border.