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Russia and Ukraine exchange 180 prisoners in UAE-mediated swap

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Russia and Ukraine performed a prisoner exchange, with either side exchanging 90 prisoners of struggle every and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) performing as an middleman. The Tuesday alternate marked the newest in a sequence of periodic swaps between the 2 nations because the onset of the Russia-Ukraine struggle in February 2022.

The Russian protection ministry confirmed the swap and mentioned that the launched Russian navy personnel had been to be transported to Moscow for medical remedy and rehabilitation. The alternate of prisoners was additionally acknowledged by Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who celebrated the prisoners’ return house in an announcement on X (previously Twitter). The Russian Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova’s representatives additionally met with their Ukrainian counterpart through the prisoner alternate to debate potential choices for civilians at the moment in detention.

The UAE’s involvement as a mediator has been instrumental in securing prisoner exchanges between each nations, with this swap marking the fifth such prisoner exchange because the starting of this yr. The gulf nation has maintained a coverage of relative neutrality since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; nonetheless, it’s function in mediating such prisoner alternate’s has at occasions caused friction with the US who would love it to take part within the sanctions regime focusing on Russia.

A prisoner alternate earlier this yr noticed almost 500 prisoners released by Ukraine and Russia. In all, the exchanges have launched tons of of prisoners. Russia’s struggle in Ukraine continues, however there have been worldwide efforts to start contemplating what an finish to the struggle may appear like, together with a summit in Switzerland attended by over 100 nations.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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