Seventeen Ukrainians coming home in POW swap with Russia

28 June, 04:20 PM
Ukraine has returned 17 of its citizens from Russian captivity (Photo:Suspilne Mykolaiv)

Ukraine has returned 17 of its citizens from Russian captivity (Photo:Suspilne Mykolaiv)

Ukraine and Russia have conducted another prisoner-of-war exchange, Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (MID) said in a Telegram post on June 28.

Fifteen Russian POWs were exchanged for 17 Ukrainians, including two officers, 14 soldiers, and a civilian.

Five of them are injured and in need of urgent medical care.

In a previous POW swap on June 18, five Ukrainian civilians were returned to Ukraine. They had been illegally detained by Russian forces.

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On June 22, MID head Kyrylo Budanov announced a “significant” POW exchange with Russia would be coming in the near future. Budanov also chairs the recently established Ukrainian POW taskforce.

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