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Ukraine and Russia are working towards a new prisoner exchange, just two days after swapping 200 captives, Kyiv said after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke on the phone.
The two countries “agreed to immediately start agreeing on lists of names for freeing Ukrainians, including Crimeans, who are in Crimea and in Russia, as well as Russians in Ukraine,” the Ukrainian presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.
Zelenskyy said on Sunday that Kyiv was working on returning those imprisoned in Crimea, without specifying numbers.
Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, shortly after the Maidan uprising removed pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.
The Kremlin, which also provided a readout of the phone call on Tuesday, remarked on the “positive” exchange on Sunday but made no mention of any similar swap being planned.
Ukraine and Russia are working on new prisoner exchange.