Oleg Sentsov is free. Russia and Ukraine are finally exchanging dozens of high-profile political prisoners

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been freed as part of a large-scale prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine, according to a Facebook post by Ukrainian lawmaker Anna Islamova that was later reshared by Ruslan Riaboshapka, Ukraine’s new prosecutor general. “The exchange is complete: the sailors, Sentsov, [Mykola] Karpyuk, [Volodymyr] Balukh, and [Pavlo] Hryb are flying home,” wrote Islamova. According to unverified reports by the newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda and Ekho Moskvy editor-in-chief Alexey Venediktov, the plane carrying these former prisoners is scheduled to land in Kyiv around 5 a.m. on August 30, where they’re expected to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The news outlet Hromadske, however, reports that no planes from Moscow are currently expected at the passenger terminal of Kyiv’s airport.