Two Ukrainian Marines extracted from behind Russian lines

6 December 2022, 12:45 AM
Ukraine returns two marines home (Photo:Igor Kopytyn / Facebook)

Ukraine returns two marines home (Photo:Igor Kopytyn / Facebook)

Ukraine has conducted a special operation to extract two members of the Ukrainian Marine Corps from Russia-occupied territory, Ukrainian MP Ihor Kopytin said in a Facebook post on Dec. 5.

According to him, one of the marines was injured.

“Now the guys are safe and sound at a Ukrainian naval base,” said Kopytin.

“The special operation was carried out by a unit that’s been dubbed 'Angels' – for their experience in conducting such missions.”

Kopytin added that more details about the daring rescue operation will be made public soon.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said over 1,300 Ukrainians had been released from Russian captivity since Feb. 24.

On Dec. 1, another prisoner swap was carried out, with 50 Ukrainians returned home.

Among them were Ukrainian troops captured in the city of Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, as well as elsewhere across Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

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