50 service members – 33 officers and 17 privates and sergeants – have been returned to Ukraine from Russian captivity.

"Another successful prisoner swap. We returned 50 service members home. These are guys from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Territorial Defense Forces, National Guard, Border Guard Service, Navy, Special Operations Forces," Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak posted on Telegram. 

"We are returning home people who were captured at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, as well as the defenders of Mariupol, the guys from Donetsk direction, Bakhmut, from Kyiv region, Chernihiv region, Kherson region and other regions where the military operations were carried out," the Head of the President's Office noted.


He emphasized that this is not the last exchange: "Our task is to return all our people, and we will fulfill it."


Photo credit: Presidential Office

Yermak thanked the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War "for the excellent job."

As reported, 1,596 service members and civilians were freed from Russian captivity last year.

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