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Ukraine exchanged 9 Russian soldiers for the arrested mayor: report

Ukraine said the mayor was abducted last Friday by Russian forces.

Nine Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine were handed over to secure the release of the mayor of the city of Melitopol, who was arrested last week, a senior official told Interfax, a Ukrainian news agency reported on Wednesday.

The office of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said earlier that Mayor Ivan Fedorov had been released, but did not provide details.

“Ivan Fedorov was released from Russian captivity.

Ukraine said Fedorov had been abducted by Russian forces last Friday.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a union feed.)

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