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externalRussian Foreign Ministry claims it's too early to talk about exchanging Azovstal defenders.

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May 25, 2022 12:22 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Kremlin-controlled media Ria Novosti reported, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko, that a possible exchange will be considered once the Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Mariupol to Russian-controlled territory are "appropriately convicted and sentenced." Other Russian media earlier reported that Azovstal defenders would be tried by a tribunal in Mariupol. Ukraine initially said that they would be exchanged for Russian POWs. 

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