Ruptly is live from outside Kiev's Zhuliany International Airport on Friday, August 30 amidst reports of ongoing prisoner exchange negotiations. Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, reportedly stated on social media that Russia and Ukraine began the exchange on Thursday, August 29.

The rumours of a reported prisoner swap started early on Friday morning, with General Prosecutor of Ukraine announcing that Ukrainian prisoners were already on the way home.

The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy later rejected the reports, saying that negotiations are still ongoing.

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