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First Ukraine prisoner of war exchange completed

Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location.

Ukrainian prisoners of war help an injured serviceman using crutches march before a prisoner exchange in separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening. 139 Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man’s land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukrainian prisoners of war wait in formation before a prisoner exchange in Russia-backed separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening. 139 Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man’s land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A Ukrainian prisoner of was holds his crutches sitting on a bus in Donetsk, Ukraine, on the way to a prisoner exchange Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. Ukrainian troops and rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man's land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the rebel-held city Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukrainian prisoners of war prepare to march before a prisoner exchange in separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening. 139 Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man’s land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainian prisoners of war wait in formation before a prisoner exchange in Russia-backed separatist-controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. Ukrainian troops and rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man's land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the rebel-held city Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Russia-backed rebels escort Ukrainian prisoners of war loaded on a truck before a prisoner exchange, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. Ukrainian troops and rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man's land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the rebel-held city Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)