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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Danyliuk, arrived at the Kyiv Zhuliany Airport, where journalists are awaiting the return of Ukrainians who some reports say are being released from Russian prisons.

When asked if there is information that prisoners of war and political prisoners will arrive in Ukraine today, Danyliuk said: "I won't comment on this issue. We will comment on it when this happens. Let's wait for the fact itself. This is a very important question," Hromadske reports.

To clarify the question whether there will be an exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia held today, he replied: "We hope."

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Danyliuk’s visit to the airport is not connected with the exchange of prisoners – the NSDC secretary is flyng to Poland to meet with his counterpart.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the newly elected Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Ruslan Riaboshapka, reported, citing a Verkhovna Rada staffer, that the exchange of prisoners with Russia took place and Ukrainian political prisoners, including Sentsov, Balukh, Hryb, as well as POW sailors, are returning to Ukraine.