‘I’ve been dreaming about this for five months’ — Returned POW on emotional call to girlfriend — video

17 April, 03:10 PM
A Ukrainian soldier is talking to his lover (Photo:Скріншот/www.tiktok.com/@pryimak_yuliia)

A Ukrainian soldier is talking to his lover (Photo:Скріншот/www.tiktok.com/@pryimak_yuliia)

A Ukrainian soldier who returned from Russian captivity on April 16 as part of a prisoner swap has called his girlfriend for the first time in five months.

The emotional footage was posted on Facebook today by Yuliia Pryimak, an official with the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

“Hello. How are you? How are you doing? I’m already home,” the Ukrainian soldier said in a video call to his girlfriend.

“I’m so glad to see you! I’ve been dreaming about this for five months.”

Video of day

An Easter prisoner exchange saw 130 Ukrainian defenders return home in time for the holidays, announced Presidential Office head Andriy Yermak on April 16.

According to the coordination headquarters overseeing prisoners of war, 92 Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen, 20 territorial defense fighters, 11 National Guard soldiers, three border guards, and two representatives each from the Naval Forces and the State Special Transport Service returned home on Easter.

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