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The President of the United States Donald trump congratulated Russia and Ukraine on the successful conclusion of procedures for the exchange of prisoners. About this he wrote on his Twitter page.
“Russia and Ukraine has made the exchange of large numbers of prisoners. Very good news, perhaps, [is] the first giant step towards peace. Congratulations to both countries”, — the politician wrote.
Earlier ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told about his involvement in the exchange of prisoners. According to the politician, to success not only led the negotiations of a new President with the Russian leadership, but the decision of the International Maritime Tribunal, which was passed during the rule of Poroshenko.
The exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine began on the morning of 7 September. Plane special flight detachment “Russia” with the Russians on Board has landed in Moscow. Around the same time at the Boryspil airport landed the plane with the Ukrainian prisoners. The exchange took place according to the formula “35 on 35”. In Moscow, in particular, went the editor-in-chief of RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky and the former commander of the air defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Vladimir tzemach. Russia gave Ukraine filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and all detainees in the Kerch Strait sailors.
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