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Pope Francis says he played a part in the prisoner swap

Pope Francis revealed he had a part in releasing about 300 Ukrainian prisoners held by Russia, he said during an interview with a magazine. Francis said he had received “Ukrainian emissaries” at the Vatican, including a military chief who brought a list “of more than 300 prisoners”. “I immediately called the Russian ambassador to see if something could be done if an exchange of prisoners could be expedited,” he added, without providing further details.