Prisoner swap divides EU on Russia-Ukraine relations | Financial Times

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9 September 2019

Oleksiy Haran, a political-science professor at Kyiv Mohyla university, said the exchange was in one sense a “big success” but warned that trade-offs had been made. “That they returned people who were for years in Russian prisons is a victory, of course, but we don’t know why Putin changed his position . . . [or] what Zelensky offered him,” he said. “Its clear other compromises are being discussed, and it’s a question of how far Zelensky will go.”