Prisoners swapped in dark of Ukraine frontline

Ukrainian prisoners stand prior to a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on December 26, 2014, in the eastern Ukrainian city of Yasinovataya, near DonetskAfter fraught negotiations, a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between government forces and the pro-Russian rebels of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic was finally taking place. “They just wanted people to exchange for their soldiers so they detained anyone,” said middle-aged Tatyana from the seaside town of Mariupol.

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