Russia, Ukraine agree prisoner swap in Ankara talks: Russian official
Updated 18:45, 11-Jan-2023

Russia and Ukraine have agreed on an exchange of 40 prisoners, Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said on Wednesday after meeting her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Lubinets in Türkiye.

Moskalkova and Lubinets met on the sidelines of an international ombudsman conference in Ankara.

Earlier, Moskalkova had said on the Telegram messaging app that she and Lubinets had discussed humanitarian assistance for citizens of both Russia and Ukraine.

According to Russian state-owned news agency RIA, Moskalkova and Lubinets also had a trilateral meeting with their Turkish counterpart, where Moskalkova said that "a ceasefire was necessary to stop human rights violations."

(With input from Reuters)

Search Trends