Live: Ukraine, Russia swap nearly 300 prisoners in surprise exchange

Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday involving nearly 300 military prisoners. European Union ministers agreed to push ahead with new sanctions targeting Russia at an informal meeting on Wednesday, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation of reservists to join the war in Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). …read more