As part of the exchange, one hundred Russian servicemen returned from Ukrainian captivity - Ministry of Defense
Russia has returned home another group of Russian servicemen who were in Ukrainian captivity. The Ministry of Defense reports an exchange with Kiev today. According to the military, the exchange took place through the mediation of the United Arab Emirates.
One hundred Russian military personnel returned from Ukrainian captivity, and exactly the same number of military personnel were transferred to the Ukrainian side. According to the report, the exchange took place according to the formula “one hundred for one hundred.” At the moment, all our soldiers returned from captivity are examined by doctors, they are provided with the necessary assistance, and in the future they will be sent by military aviation aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces to Moscow, where they will undergo treatment and rehabilitation in medical institutions of the Ministry of Defense.
- said in a statement.
Note that this is the second exchange that followed after the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian military transport plane with Ukrainian prisoners of war on board on January 24. On January 31, during the exchange, 195 Russian servicemen returned home from captivity.
As the Russian president previously stated, “we will not abandon our guys.” According to him, Russia will return captured Russian military personnel by any means, including through the mediation of other countries. Let us note that this is not the first time that the United Arab Emirates has acted as an intermediary in an exchange.
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