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The prisoner swap will most likely have several stages, Khodakovsky said.
Prisoner swap is one of the key points in agreements reached at a Minsk, Belarus, meeting of the international Contact Group on settling the Ukraine conflict.
According to Ukraine’s Security Service, as of December 8 a total of 684 Ukrainian citizens were held as prisoners of war in eastern Ukraine, including 181 servicemen. Around 1,600 people were missing.