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Plane carrying Ukrainians freed in Russia in prisoner swap arrives in Kiev -Reuters witness

KIEV, Sept 7 (Reuters) - A plane carrying Ukrainians freed in a prisoner exchange with Russia landed in Kiev on Saturday, a Reuters witness said.

The prisoners' relatives were lined up on the tarmac and loudly cheered the aircraft's arrival.

The long-awaited swap could ease volatile tensions over Moscow's annexation five years ago of Ukraine's Crimea region. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; editing by Mark Heinrich)