Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk visit the Resurrection New Jerusalem Monastery at Istra, outside Moscow, Russia November 15, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the leaders of eastern Ukraine's rebel forces to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the pro-Russian separatist republics.The Kremlin said late Wednesday that Putin spoke by telephone with Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, and Igor Plotnitsky, head of the Lugansk People's Republic.Both rebel leaders confirmed Thursday they supported the swapping initiative.
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