Russia and Ukraine conducted a long-awaited prisoner swap, first signs of thawing relations
Russia and Ukraine conducted a long-awaited prisoner swap, a move that could thaw a deep freeze in relations since Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region in 2014. The unfolding exchange could help rebuild confidence between Moscow and Kyiv. It will also allow both of them to start negotiating seriously on other issues. A Russian aircraft carrying freed Russian prisoners from Kyiv landed in Moscow.