50 soldiers and 2 civilians released from Russian captivity, says Yermak

29 October 2022, 07:00 PM
Another 52 Ukrainians were returned from captivity (Photo:Андрій Єрмак (Andrii Yermak) / Telegram)

Another 52 Ukrainians were returned from captivity (Photo:Андрій Єрмак (Andrii Yermak) / Telegram)

Ukraine and Russia carried out another prisoner swap, freeing 50 Ukrainian soldiers and 2 civilians from Russian captivity, presidential chief-of-staff Andrii Yermak reported on Telegram on Oct. 29.

"We returned our defenders, including 12 from the National Guard (2 of them from the Azov Regiment), 32 from Naval Forces, 8 from the State Border Service, 9 from the Territorial Defense, 3  from the Armed Forces, and 2 civilians,” he said.

"Defenders of Azovstal, Mariupol and people, who saved lives, have returned home. Among those released were the head of the surgical department at the military hospital in Mariupol, who was at Azovstal; a young military surgeon; a marine whose wife had been released from the Russian captivity just before; a volunteer from Mariupol with the symbolic surname Moscow; and a sailor from Ukraine’s Snake Island seized by Russia in the opening hours of the war.”

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Ukrainian troops captured near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant — the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986 — were also released.

"We aren’t stopping our efforts to fulfill the president's task to "bring back all Ukrainians home,” the chief-of-staff stated.

“I appreciate the help of the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War. We have a lot of work ahead, and we have already returned our people home. We will return everyone home.”

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