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Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners

Prisoners of war (L) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (L) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (L) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (C) greets recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (C) greets recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (C) greets recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
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First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko embraces a prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko embraces a prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko embraces a prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces gather near buses, transporting prisoners of war (POWs) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics, before the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces gather near buses, transporting prisoners of war (POWs) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics, before the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017....more

Servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces gather near buses, transporting prisoners of war (POWs) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics, before the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces wave during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces wave during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces wave during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics look out from a bus before the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics look out from a bus before the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the separatist self-proclaimed republics look out from a bus before the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces reacts after leaving a bus during the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces reacts after leaving a bus during the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces reacts after leaving a bus during the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces react during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces react during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces react during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Servicemen of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic check documents of a prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Servicemen of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic check documents of a prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017....more

Servicemen of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic check documents of a prisoner of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. The inscription reads "Empire". REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. The inscription reads "Empire". REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. The inscription reads "Empire". REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces gather during the exchange of captives near the Mayorsk crossing point in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces are seen inside a bus during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners (back) of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces react during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners (back) of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces react during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners (back) of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces react during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces receive new uniforms after the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces receive new uniforms after the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces receive new uniforms after the exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L, front) delivers a speech during a ceremony to welcome recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces at an airport in Kharkiv, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L, front) delivers a speech during a ceremony to welcome recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces at an airport in Kharkiv, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian...more

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L, front) delivers a speech during a ceremony to welcome recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces at an airport in Kharkiv, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) speaks with recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces during a meeting inside a helicopter in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) speaks with recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces during a meeting inside a helicopter in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian...more

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) speaks with recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces during a meeting inside a helicopter in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
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A prisoner (back) of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces is embraced during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A prisoner (back) of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces is embraced during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A prisoner (back) of war (POW) from the Ukrainian armed forces is embraced during the exchange of captives in Horlivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) signs a flag for recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces during a meeting inside a helicopter on the way from Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) signs a flag for recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces during a meeting inside a helicopter on the way from Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail...more

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) signs a flag for recently exchanged prisoners of war (POWs) from the Ukrainian armed forces during a meeting inside a helicopter on the way from Donetsk region, Ukraine December 27, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
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