Sixteen of them were held captive in the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR"), while 58 Ukrainians were handed over by the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR").
But local news agencies said some of those agreed to be exchanged by Kiev refused to travel to the occupied territory, and only 246 people ultimately travelled east across the war's no man's land.
More people are expected to be exchanged in another location later Wednesday.
The prisoners, some of whom have been held captive for more than a year, arrived at a Ukrainian government checkpoint with their belongings. Although the Kremlin insists the Russian army is not in eastern Ukraine, worldwide observers say Russian soldiers and military hardware are involved in fighting in the region.
The swap was confirmed on Monday when the head of the Russian Orthodox church, Patriarch Kirill, met with pro-Russia separatist leaders at Moscow's Danilovsky monastery.
LB Harrison to sign with Patriots
If the Patriots sign Harrison, he'd provide veteran leadership and a solid edge presence that could help the Patriots run defense. He's spent his entire 14-year career with the Steelers save for one year - 2013 - spent with the Cincinnati Bengals.
CHP officer killed in Hayward freeway crash
Officer Hannah Walcott said the other officer, Trooper Jonathan Velasquez suffered non-life-threatening injuries. At around 11:30 p.m., a red Cadillac hit the CHP vehicle from behind at high speed, Sanchez said.
A representative for the Russian-separatists, Olga Kobtseva, thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the exchange.
The exact number of prisoners exchanged is uncertain. A ceasefire that was supposed to go into effect on 23 December was shattered within hours when a Ukrainian solider was killed.
Ukrainian forces and separatists backed by Russian Federation have fought for control of the country's eastern flank since 2014, in a bloody war that has killed more than 10,000 combatants and civilians.
On Saturday, the US State Department said it would provide lethal anti-tank weapons to Ukraine to help its forces fight Russian-backed separatists.
The President of Ukraine, Petred Poroshenko, who described as "sudden and provocative" Russian decision to withdraw its officers from joint centre, said last week that it would reinforce military contingent in east of country in face of threat of an escalation in Clashes with Russian. The Obama administration had consistently refused to approve Kiev's requests for United States lethal weaponry because it said the move risked provoking a unsafe escalation in the conflict.
Both were sidelined by the ruling party in a power struggle that started days after Jayalalithaa's death in December past year . The actor always was reluctant to make his debut in politics but have always given hints about taking a political plunge.
Jordan's actor brother Jonah Hill has yet to make a comment on the tragedy but the family has asked for privacy at this hard time. Jordan was a gifted manager whose artists benefited greatly from his guidance and talents.
The Portuguese was named our early loser , but averted complete disaster with substitute Jesse Lingard scoring twice late on. I take satisfaction by the way the team played, by the way the team reacted, to try to recover from 2-0 down.
I have every sympathy with West Ham United manager David Moyes over the two big controversies in Tuesday's match at Bournemouth . With the scoreline at 2-1, Begovic slipped upon clearing the ball, which unfortunately ended in a Marko Arnautovic goal.
Winter weather advisories are in effect for much of the region, with a lake effect snow warning in place for Wyoming County. This means storm total snow from Christmas Eve through Christmas Day could near eight inches in some locations.
The week after Christmas has some brutally cold temperatures in store, with only three days of temperatures above single digits. Otherwise, he said, "Your body will start pulling blood to the vital organs and the first thing to go is the fingers and toes".
On April 10 this year, a military court in Pakistan convicted him of espionage charges and sentenced him to death. The wife and mother greeted the media persons after arrival but refused to respond to their questions.
The organization's CEO, Sam Haskell (main picture), resigned from his post Saturday, a day after he was suspended by the board . While Haskell's resignation is effective immediately, Weidner will stay on for the next 90 days as the company transitions.
A park spokesperson said power has been restored to a majority of the park, although though some rides may still be affected. A power outage at Disneyland , in Anaheim, California, took down about a dozen rides on Wednesday morning.
Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list. Nine percent of participants said they most admired Clinton, which was a decline from her 12% rating a year ago .
Farmers in Karnataka booed away BJP state President BS Yeddyurappa when he tried to talk to them outside BJP headquarters there. Parrikar's letter, widely seen as a gambit to help BJP in Karnataka Assembly elections next year, has sparked a political row.
The FCC Has Approved a World-First Wireless Charger
Unlike other wireless charging systems, this system will allow users to charge their phone's battery from as far as 3 feet away. Those rules allow for higher-power operations than the Part 15 rules used to approve other long distance charging devices.
Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence
Nnadi wants to help Haggins win one more game and help the Seminoles clinch their 41st consecutive winning season. The post LOOK: Florida State fan does hilarious dance on field in Independence Bowl appeared first on Diehards .
Google To Open Physical Stores In India To Push Pixel Sales
This retail expansion comes as more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in recent months throughout the country proved successful. Google is reportedly thinking about opening physical retail stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones.
LG V30 Oreo update begins rolling out
Battery optimizations through software will make an improvement in battery life and overall system performance. In terms of specifications, LG V30 sports a 6-inch P-OLED display (2880 x 1440) and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
Christmas Snow… and Rain… and Wind
The road would be rebuilt the next spring for higher speeds and better access to Route 22. Before the cold returns, we'll have our Christmas Eve disturbance to deal with.
Andrew McCabe Expected To Retire From FBI Early Next Year
For this holiday, Donald Trump may be spreading anything but Christmas cheer for FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe . McCabe's plan to retire at some point after he was eligible to retire was first reported by The Washington Post .
Three escape Christmas Eve house fire in Northwest Knox
Fire Marshall, Brad Hall says, people had to jump from top floor windows to escape the smoke and fire, before crews arrived. The fire was under investigation Monday, although investigators believe it may have been accidental, Franklin said.