RIA Novosti Ukraine editor-in-chief Kirill Vyshinsky commented on his release shortly after the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine was completed, in Moscow, on Saturday.

“I know how much you cared about me. Thank you very much for that,” said Vyshinsky.

“I felt that there are people beside me, who remember me, who not only remember but also care about me,” he added, holding back tears.

On the morning of September 7, Russian Tu-204 landed at Boryspil Airport in Kiev when a Ukrainian plane landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo-2 airport. The Ukrainian plane took 35 prisoners from Ukraine to Russia, including Vyshinsky, as the Ukrainian presidential website reports. The Russian side also allegedly released 35 people, including Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. The exact number has not been confirmed yet.

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