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Russia says it has swapped 195 prisoners of warfare with Ukraine

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Ukrainian prisoners of warfare (POWs) are seen after a swap, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, at an unknown location in Ukraine, on this handout image launched January 31, 2024.
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Russia’s Defence Ministry says Russia and Ukraine have exchanged 195 prisoners of warfare every.

The Russian Defence Ministry stated the swap was performed on Wednesday.

The announcement got here per week after Russia alleged that Ukrainian forces shot down a army transport airplane carrying Ukrainian prisoners of warfare who had been to be swapped for Russian POWs.

The Defence Ministry stated that missiles fired from throughout the border introduced down the transport airplane in Russia’s Belgorod area on Jan. 24. Local authorities in Belgorod, which borders Ukraine, stated the crash killed all 74 folks onboard, together with six crew members and three Russian servicemen.

Ukrainian officers confirmed final week {that a} prisoner swap was resulting from occur that day however stated it had been referred to as off.

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