106 soldiers returned to Ukraine from Russian captivity. This was announced by the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak.
According to him, among those who returned to Ukraine are 8 officers and 98 soldiers and sergeants who fought in the Bakhmut direction. Among those who returned, many were considered missing, he added.
“Our real home is where people think about us. Ukraine, which we are building together, is a place where a person, a citizen is the highest value. A country where people are thought of. Our society thinks in precisely such categories. All our people will at home. We are working on this further,” he wrote.
The Russian side has not yet reported on the exchange of prisoners of war.
On April 26, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that during the entire period of the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine, 2,279 Ukrainians were released from Russian captivity. On May 6, “42 defenders and three defenders of Azovstal” returned to Ukraine after another exchange of prisoners.
Yermak then said that one of the released Ukrainian soldiers was twice in Russian captivity. The first time he got there during the “Shirokinsky operation” in 2015, he spent two and a half years there, after which he returned to his unit. And then he was captured after Azovstal.
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