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Putin, Merkel Hail Ukraine’s Prisoner Swap, Agree to Back Nord Stream 2


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Sun, 29 Dec 2019 16:09 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both welcomed an all-for-all prisoner swap in Ukraine that took place on Sunday December 29th, calling it “positive,” the Kremlin said.

Ukraine and separatists in Donbass exchanged 200 prisoners, as part of several prisoner exchanges between Kiev and the rebels.

Putin and Merkel also agreed to boost support to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia with Europe, the Kremlin said, despite US sanctions imposed earlier this month on the project.

Concerning Libyan, the two leaders affirmed the need to further political and diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in the war-torn country.

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