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externalParliament passes changes to legislation on exchange of POWs

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July 28, 2022 8:16 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to lawmaker Yaroslav Zhelezniak, the changes were adopted during a parliamentary session on July 28. They imply that prisoners can be released from serving their sentences after being convicted if an authorized body decides to exchange them as a prisoner of war. If the exchange does not happen, the court sends the person back to prison to continue to serve the sentence.

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