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Ukraine and rebels swap nine prisoners in first 2016 exchange

February 20
16:11 2016

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Saturday exchanged nine prisoners captured in the country's war-torn east in the first such swap this year, an AFP journalist witnessed. The swap between the Kiev army and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) took place at mid-day on a road through fields close to the town of Marinka, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the rebels' de facto capital Donetsk. The Ukrainian side also handed over a senior Orthodox monk from Donetsk.

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