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Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap: Vyshynsky still in Kyiv

Russian reporter claims that the passenger plane with Russians aboard has not departed from Kyiv to Moscow yet
12:20, 7 September 2019

Kyrylo Vyshynsky, RIA News Chief Editor
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As of Saturday noon, Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the editor-in-chief of Interfax-Ukraine news agency has not yet left Ukraine within the process of Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap. Aleksandr Kots, the Russian journalist reported that on Twitter.

"The plane with Russians aboard has not departed from Kyiv yet - at least, with those who came [to the airport] by bus. They are currently passing the border control... Kyrylo Vyshynsky has not yet left, too. He is currently at a tent where they undergo the border control procedure. Tsemakh is not among them so far", Kots wrote.

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.

Related: Ukrainian-Russian journalist Vyshynsky released from custody

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.

Related: People who are transferred by Ukraine to Russia within the exchange, flew out of Kyiv, - lawyer

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