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Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who had been illegally convicted in Russia on trumped-up terrorism charges, has been transferred from a penal colony in the town of Labytnangi (Russia's Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District) to Moscow's Lefortovo detention center.

"Indeed, Sentsov was transferred to Moscow," a source familiar with the situation has told UNIAN.

According to the source, the issue of Sentsov's swap was discussed during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Currently, Sentsov is being held at the Moscow-based Lefortovo detention center.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's RIA Novosti Ukraine office ex-chief editor Kirill Vyshinsky was released from custody in Kyiv, which the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine said was part of the ongoing process of held persons exchange between Ukraine and Russia.