The Ukrainian authorities have released a group of 33 Russian citizens detained, including Kiril Vishinski, director of the RIA Nóvosti Ukraine portal, as part of an exchange of prisoners agreed with Russia and that has included the arrival of a Russian plane with Ukrainian arrested , reported the Russian news agency Sputnik.
According to this media, the 33 Russian citizens are already traveling from Ukraine to Russia under the agreement negotiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelenski, as Sputnik has told a source with knowledge of the process. “There are 33 people in total, along with them on board is Kiril Vishinski,” said the head.
As part of the exchange, a Russian plane with Ukrainian detainees on board has landed this Saturday at Kiev's Borispol airport, according to Sputnik, based on the analysis of data from the Flight Radar portal.
Russia and Ukraine have been negotiating an exchange of prisoners in recent weeks. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Moscow and Kiev were about to conclude those negotiations and that the release will take place in the near future and would be a major swap.