Ukraine nears agreement on ‘all-for-all’ prisoner exchange with Russia — Budanov
Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:gur.gov.ua)
Ukraine is negotiating an “all for all” prisoner exchange with Russia and is close to agreeing it with the enemy, the head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate or HUR, Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with news outlet RBC-Ukraine on April 24.
“Yes, we are approaching this (agreement) in principle,” Budanov said.
The HUR chief also noted that, as of today, Ukraine has released over 2,200 people within the prisoner of war exchange procedure.
“This is an unprecedented case in world history. Nobody has done this. All exchanges take place after the end of hostilities and not during them,” added Budanov.
On April 16, Ukraine and Russia carried out a prisoner exchange, bringing 130 Ukrainian defenders home.
The coordination headquarters for prisoner of war treatment reported that 92 soldiers from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 20 territorial defense fighters, 11 National Guard soldiers, three border guards, two representatives of the Navy, and one State Special Transport Service representative returned home.
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