Prisoner swap under way in Ukraine in bid to end war - EpicNews

A prisoner swap is below method between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels in jap Ukraine within the hope of ending their five-year-long battle.

The transfer on Sunday was a part of an settlement made earlier this month at a summit between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.

Some 142 prisoners are anticipated to be swapped at a checkpoint close to Horlivka in jap Ukraine.

Ukraine is to launch 87 folks and the rebels will ship 55.

The final main prisoner swap between the 2 sides came about in December 2017. The rebels exchanged 73 Ukrainians for 233 of their very own.

Greater than 14,000 folks have been killed within the area since 2014.

The battle started about two months after Ukraine’s pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych fled the nation as large protests broke out in Kiev.

Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula occurred shortly after.