Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine Celebrates Return of 100 Service Personnel in Latest Prisoner Swap with Russia
In a fresh prisoner swap with Russia, the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War announced the return of 100 Ukrainian service members to their homeland.
The released individuals include over 80 troops who bravely fought in the defense of the city of Mariupol and the Azovstal steel plant, as reported by the Xinhua news agency on Thursday.
Additionally, soldiers who participated in combat in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions were among those freed in this exchange.
Of significance, 28 of the released individuals suffer from serious illnesses or have sustained severe injuries during their service.
This latest exchange marks the 51st such swap between Ukraine and Russia since March 2022, underscoring ongoing efforts to address humanitarian concerns amidst the conflict.
In total, 3,135 Ukrainians who were taken captive during the Russia-Ukraine war have now been released through these exchanges, providing a glimmer of hope amidst the ongoing turmoil.