Plane with released Ukrainians lands in Boryspil

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the advance information, there are 35 Ukrainians on the board
13:55, 7 September 2019

The plane with the released Ukrainians from the Russian Federation has landed in Boryspil international airport. The exchange is being broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is greeting the Ukrainians.

The state leader went to the VIP-terminal. Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, Head of the State Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Serhiy Yarovyi, Minister of Defense Andriy Zahorodniuk and Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka also arrived at the airport. 

Related: Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap: Zelensky arrives in Boryspil airport

As we reported earlier, Russia and Ukraine have agreed on exchange "33 on 33". President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said he hoped for "first results" in the exchange of detainees between Ukraine and Russia soon.

Later, a press secretary of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larysa Sargan reported about the exchange "35 on 35".

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated he liked the idea to exchange all the prisoners in Russia and in the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. 

It was reported that Volodymyr Balukh, Mykola Karpyuk, Stanislav Klykh, Pavlo Gryb, and Oleksandr Kolchenko were taken to the Lefortovo detention center in Moscow and can be extradited to Ukraine to serve their sentences. This information appeared in the Russian media. Now, based on the sources of journalists, the question of extradition of five prisoners to Ukraine and the format of this procedure are being discussed.

Russian media also reported that before the end of August, Russia could extradite to Ukraine the prisoners of war captured in Kerch Strait in November 2018.

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