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Ukraine, Russia Swap Prisoners during Ongoing War

Sun 10 Apr 2022 | 12:58 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy

Ukraine's deputy prime minister said that a new prisoner exchange took place on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency.

In a Telegram message, Iryna Vereshchuk stated the third prisoner swap between the two countries since Russia launched a war on Ukraine on February 24 took place on Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's orders.

Russia has released 26 Ukrainians, including 12 troops and 14 civilians, according to Vereshchuk.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the civilian death toll in the Russia-Ukraine conflict has risen to 1,766 people, with 2,383 injured.

According to the UN refugee agency, the number of Ukrainians who have fled the nation since the war began has surpassed 4.4 million.

Notably, a Russian shelling killed five civilians and wounded five others in two east Ukrainian cities Saturday, the Donetsk governor announced.

“Today, five people were killed after Russian shelling in the region of Donetsk,” the Donetsk governor Pavlo Kyrylenko posted on Telegram.

Kyrylenko noted that four of them died in the city of Vugledar, and one in the town of Novomikhaylovka.