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Kyiv says 144 Ukrainian soldiers freed in prisoner swap

Ukrainian intelligence says that 144 Ukrainian soldiers, including scores of defenders of the Azovstal steelworks in the southern port city of Mariupol, had been freed in a prisoner swap with Moscow.

“This is the largest exchange since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion. Of the 144 freed, 95 are Azovstal defenders,” the main intelligence directorate of Ukraine’s defense ministry says on Telegram without specifying when and where the swap took place.

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