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  • Russia, Ukraine exchanged prisoners
  • 100 prisoners swapped by Kyiv, Moscow
  • 36th prisoner swap since Feb 2022

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This was the 36th prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia since the war began in February 2022, as per CNN.

A day after Russia's 36-hour ceasefire ended in Ukraine, the two countries conducted a prisoner exchange programme.

Moscow and Kyiv swapped 50 prisoners each, allowing 100 soldiers to return to their home country. This was the 36th prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia since the war began in February 2022, as per CNN.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin had declared a ceasefire on 6 and 7 January 2023 for the celebration of Orthodox Christmas. Ukraine and its allies had dismissed the move as a hypocritical stunt.

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