106 servicemen returned from Russian captivity

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16:09, 25.05.2023

An exchange of prisoners of war took place today, with 106 defenders of Ukraine returning home.

Most of the servicemen defended Ukraine on the Bakhmutsk direction and were considered missing. This was reported by the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's human rights commissioner, Dmytro Lubinets.

According to him, 8 officers and 98 soldiers and sergeants have been returned home.

The soldiers have various injuries and wounds, aggravated chronic diseases. The oldest of the discharged servicemen is 59 years old, the youngest is 21," Lubinets said.

106 servicemen returned from Russian captivity

The Coordinating Staff for the Treatment of Prisoners of War clarifies that 98 servicemen belong to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including 21 representatives of the territorial defence. Additionally, one serviceman of the State Special Transport Service and seven border guards were returned from the Russian captivity.

Additionally, the Ukrainian side returned the bodies of two foreigners and a Ukrainian woman.

106 servicemen returned from Russian captivity

A total of 2,430 people have been returned from Russian captivity since the start of the full-scale invasion. Among them are 139 civilians.

We shall remind you that Russia now holds more than 20,000 hostages among civilians. According to Dmitriy Lubinets, the occupiers are deliberately obstructing the civilian prisoner exchange procedure.

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Evgenia Ruban
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Evgenia Ruban

Eugenia Ruban writes about political and economic news. She looks at large-scale phenomena in Ukrainian politics and economics from the perspective of how they will affect ordinary Ukrainians.