16 September 2019
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met with sailors on Thursday who had been transferred from Moscow to Kiev as part of a prisoner exchanges. President awarded the sailors with state awards in a park near presidential palace in Kiev. captain Denys Hrytsenko said that the sailors had been treated with respect in the Russian jail, but being behind the bars is always an unpleasant experience.
24 Ukrainian sailors detained during a clash in waters off Crimea last year. Securing a prisoner swap became a win for Zelenskiy, who became president this year promising to bring an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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