- Title: Ukraine official says Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors
- Date: 30th August 2019
- Summary: KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE) (REUTERS) ACTIVISTS CARRYING BANNER BEARING PHOTOGRAPH OF OLEG SENTSOV AND HASHTAG #FREESENTSOV RUSSIAN COAT OF ARMS ON RUSSIAN EMBASSY BEHIND BARBED WIRE ACTIVISTS CHANTING (Ukrainian): "FREEDOM TO SENTSOV. GLORY TO UKRAINE, GLORY TO HEROES!" ACTIVISTS HOLDING UP POSTERS
- Embargoed: 13th September 2019 04:21
- Keywords: Ukraine Russia prisoner swap sailors filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Ukraine general prosecutor
- Location: ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA/ KIEV, UKRAINE
- City: ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA/ KIEV, UKRAINE
- Country: Ukraine
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA004AUESNK7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by Ukraine's general prosecutor on Friday (August 30).
The general prosecutor's spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Russia had transferred Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax reported on Thursday (August 29).
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