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Russia's Putin says talks with Ukraine on prisoner swap nearly complete

Russia's Putin says talks with Ukraine on prisoner swap nearly complete
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 5, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS -
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VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that talks with Ukraine on an exchange of prisoners were being finalised and that the swap could involve a large number of people.

Speaking at an economic forum in Russia’s Far East, Putin said a major prisoner swap between Moscow and Kiev could mark a step towards normalising relations between the two countries.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Vladimir Soldatkin, Andrey Kuzmin, Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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