Ukraine and Russia trade blame after explosion kills dozens of Ukrainian POWs

High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, seen here in Morocco
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Russia and Ukraine blamed each other on Friday for an explosion at a prison in Russian-occupied Donetsk that killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war, CNN and Reuters reported.

Russia says 40 were killed and 75 wounded, while a spokesman for the Russian-backed separatists put the death toll at 53. The prison held many of the Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered after the months-long siege of Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks.

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