Ukrainian prisoners of war wait in formation before a prisoner exchange in Russia-backed separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukrainian prisoners of war wait in formation before a prisoner exchange in Russia-backed separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged...

Ukrainian prisoners of war wait in formation before a prisoner exchange in Russia-backed separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening. 139 Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no man’s land location near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Vedat Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist and war correspondent. He has reported on a number of Middle Eastern conflicts from the Arab Spring in 2010 to the current Syrian civil war. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde ect. He is specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic, a columnist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and founder of THEFrontliner.net

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