Russian ombudsperson: "Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap based on "35 for 35" formula"
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  • 18:05 07 September 2019

Russian ombudsperson: "Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap based on "35 for 35" formula"

Mutual return of Ukrainian and Russian citizens has been conducted, Russian Human Rights Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova said on Saturday, ONA reports citing TASS. 

"Today we can finally say safely that the mutual return of Ukrainian and Russian citizens has been conducted," she said.

The swap was based on the ‘35 for 35’ formula, Moskalkova said. "35 people from one side and 35 people - from the other," she said.

Note that preparations for exchange of detainees between Moscow and Kiev intensified after Vladimir Zelensky was elected Ukrainian President. The active stage of negotiations and formalization of legal procedures regarding the citizens of the two countries to be put on the list started a couple of weeks ago.

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