September 7, 2019 / 7:14 AM / 16 days ago

Ukrainian captives appear to reach Moscow airport in expected prisoner swap: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Buses believed to be carrying Ukrainian prisoners arrived at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on Saturday, Interfax news agency reported, as a major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine appeared to get under way.

Meanwhile, a plane with Ukrainian government markings landed at the same airport, Interfax said.

Reuters earlier reported that buses had left Lefortovo prison in Moscow, accompanied by a police escort. [L5N25Y05O]

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Alexander Smith

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