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Russia and Ukraine trade prisoners, each fly 35 to freedom

Sep. 7, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine's east. The trade involved some of the highest-profile prisoners...

Key witness in MH17 downing released from jail in Ukraine

Sep. 5, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian court on Thursday unexpectedly released a key witness in the case of the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, just minutes before Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was optimistic about an impending prisoner swap with Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine, which remain...

MH17 investigators want to speak to Ukrainian prisoner

Sep. 3, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing five years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine want to speak to a man being held by Ukrainian authorities, calling him a "person of interest" in their probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The fate of Volodymyr...