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France-Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap is opportunity to resolve crisis - French minister


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Updated: 08-09-2019 14:48 IST
France-Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap is opportunity to resolve crisis - French minister

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France's foreign minister said on Sunday a prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia was an opportunity to find a solution to the crisis.

"There is an opportunity, a door opened to start making progress towards settling this conflict," Le Drian told Europe 1 radio,

Russia and Ukraine swapped dozens of prisoners on Saturday in a carefully-negotiated rapprochement that brought Western praise and could thaw a freeze in relations since Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.

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COUNTRY : France