Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Rebels As Talks Crumble
Ukraine has exchanged prisoners with pro-Russian rebels, but that's just about the only positive sign from the region.By Matt Picht | December 26, 2014
The fighting in eastern Ukraine has calmed down in recent weeks, but there are still tensions.
Let's start with the good news — the Ukrainian government has exchanged prisoners with the pro-Russian rebel groups that have been battling the government in the country's east for months.
The swap reportedly took place Friday night, outside the rebel-held city of Donetsk. According to an RT reporter, Kiev swapped 222 prisoners in exchange for 145 of their captured soldiers.