1. Ukraine's spy chief backs Pope's call for general prisoner swap: We just have to convince Russia

    By KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov has said he supports the Pope’s call for a general exchange of all prisoners between Russia and Ukraine, but he believes that Russia will not agree to this. Source : Kyrylo Budanov in an interview with ARD , a
  2. 100 Ukrainians released from Russian captivity, most of them Mariupol defenders – photo, video

    By VALENTYNA ROMANENKO Ukraine has brought back another 100 Ukrainians from Russian captivity in the most recent prisoner swap with Russia. Source : Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on social media; Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War on Telegram Qu
  3. EU aid package approved, another Russian ship sunk, strike on Crimean airfield

    Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Friday, February 2, 2024 ● EU brings Hungary on board for €50 billion ($54 billion) in aid; Ukraine waits for Republicans in US All 27 European Union member states agreed to a four-year €50 billion ($54 billion USD) aid package for Ukr
  4. Putin claims Russia won't stop prisoner swaps with Ukraine over Il-76 crash

    By STANISLAV POHORILOV Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will not stop prisoner swaps with Ukraine. Putin had been asked whether the crash of an Il-76 aircraft in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast would affect this process. Source : Interfax , a Kremlin-aligned Russian new
  5. Ukraine vows to continue prisoner swaps, says Ukrainian Human Rights Commissioner

    By Iryna Balachuk Ukraine cannot predict whether Russia will agree to more prisoner swaps following the crash of an Il-76 aircraft on 24 January, but it will do everything possible to keep bringing Ukrainian citizens home from captivity in Russia. Source : Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrai