Russia, Ukraine Agree to Prisoner Exchange by Year’s End

PARIS (AP) -

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says after peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin that an exchange of all prisoners will take place by year’s end.

Zelenskiy spoke after his first face-to-face meeting with Putin in talks mediated by France and Germany. Both men sat down at the French presidential palace along with the leaders of France and Germany for talks focused on reviving a 2015 peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has largely stalled.

Since 2014, the war has killed 14,000 people, emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics.