Zelenskyy: Russia frees 215 Ukrainians, others in exchange | Business and finance

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday morning that 215 Ukrainian and foreign citizens had been freed by Russia in a prisoner exchange.

In his overnight address, Zelenskyy said 200 of the prisoners had been returned in exchange for Viktor Medvedchuk, the former leader of a pro-Russian Ukrainian opposition party and close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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