Ukraine receives hundreds of POWs from Russia in prisoner swap for top Putin ally

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Russia released more than 200 prisoners of war in exchange for a political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and roughly 50 troops in a prisoner swap Thursday.

The major swap came as a surprise amid Putin’s recent announcement of a partial military mobilization. Ukraine says Turkey and Saudi Arabia helped facilitate the deal, which was hashed out over the course of weeks.

The swap sees 215 troops returned to Ukraine, while Russia received 55…

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