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Ukraine receives 76 Ukrainan prisoners of war in swap with Russia – Metro US

Ukraine receives 76 Ukrainan prisoners of war in swap with Russia

Ukraine’s Deputy PM Vereshchuk speaks during an interview with Reuters
Ukraine’s Deputy PM Vereshchuk speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kyiv

(Reuters) – Russia handed over 60 soldiers and 16 civilians to Ukraine in an exchange of prisoners of war, the Ukrainian deputy prime minister said on Tuesday.

“This was the fifth exchange of prisoners of war. A total of 76 people,” Iryna Vereshchuk said in a statement.

The swap included 10 Ukrainian officers, she said.

(Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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