Portnikov: The goals of Zelenskyy and Putin for the "Big Exchange"
Putin succeeded in securing alleged MH17 accomplice Tsemakh, discrediting the Ukrainian position in the West, and continuing the “constructive” negotiation process. The liberation of Ukrainian citizens, many of whom have remained prisoners of Russia in prisons and colonies for years, initially causes a completely natural emotional reaction of joy and fellowship within any normal person. …
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