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Moscow May Seek To Trade Detained Ukrainian Sailors For Russian Prisoners

January 11 2019


Russia says it could release 24 Ukrainian soldiers seized off the coast of Crimea in a prisoner exchange later this year, reports the Ukrainian Independent Information Agency (UNIAN).

The sailors would have to stand trial before their potential release, a high-ranking diplomatic source told the pro-government Izvestia newspaper on Friday. 

The source suggested that the sailors could be released in exchange for Russians held in Ukrainian prisons. 

Trial dates for the detained sailors...

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