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Live updates: Russia, U.S. conduct prisoner swap
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SUMMARY

- Russia and U.S. on Thursday conducted a high-profile prisoner swap, exchanging Russian citizen Viktor Bout for U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner at the Abu Dhabi airport.

- According to Reuters, the U.S. is preparing to send Ukraine a $275 million military aid package offering new capabilities to defeat drones and strengthen air defenses.

- The European Commission has proposed a ninth package of sanctions against Russia that included almost 200 individuals and entities and cut Russia's access to drones.

- Russia's special military operation in Ukraine is a long process, but it has already yielded significant results, said President Vladimir Putin.

SUMMARY

- Russia and U.S. on Thursday conducted a high-profile prisoner swap, exchanging Russian citizen Viktor Bout for U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner at the Abu Dhabi airport.

- According to Reuters, the U.S. is preparing to send Ukraine a $275 million military aid package offering new capabilities to defeat drones and strengthen air defenses.

- The European Commission has proposed a ninth package of sanctions against Russia that included almost 200 individuals and entities and cut Russia's access to drones.

- Russia's special military operation in Ukraine is a long process, but it has already yielded significant results, said President Vladimir Putin.

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