IN FIRST SIGN OF BETTER TIES RUSSIA UKRAINE BEGIN LONG-AWAITED PRISONER SWAP

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE ON SATURDAY BEGAN A LONG-AWAITED PRISONER SWAP IN A STEP THAT COULD EASE BITTER TENSIONS OVER MOSCOW'S ANNEXATION FIVE YEARS AGO OF THE

IT IS NOT CLEAR HOW MANY RUSSIAN PRISONERS ARE HELD IN UKRAINE.

French President Emmanuel Macron has been pushing for a summit to discuss the issue with Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France.
MOSCOW/KYIV - Russia and Ukraine on Saturday began a long-awaited prisoner swap in a step that could ease bitter tensions over Moscow's annexation five years ago of the Crimea region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the prisoner exchange would be "a good step forward towards the normalization (of relations)," adding he expects large numbers of prisoners to be involved.

MOSCOW/KYIV – Russia and Ukraine on Saturday began a long-awaited prisoner swap in a step that could ease bitter tensions over Moscow’s annexation five years ago of the Crimea region. While the unfolding exchange could...

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