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Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Exchange Prisoners

Ukraine's military and Russia-backed rebels carried out a prisoner exchange Thursday in eastern Ukraine, a result of an agreement this week by the two sides to halt the ongoing violence by September 1. Officials from both sides said 12 rebel prisoners were swapped for about the same number of Ukrainian servicemen. A police spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Victor Anosov, said the exchange was the first one that took place in an atmosphere of...

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