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The authorities of Russia and Ukraine conducted another exchange of prisoners of war, representatives of both sides said on November 23.
35 soldiers and one civilian returned to Ukraine from captivity, reported Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak. “Among those released are the guys who defended Mariupol were at Azovstal, as well as the National Guardsmen captured at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the early days of the invasion,” Yermak said. The freed civilian, he said, had a leg amputated.
From the full Russian Federation, 36 Ukrainians were allowed to do so.
video – from Andriy Yermak’s Telegram channel pic.twitter.com/WpUEsuCB5T
— Ukrainian Truth ✌️ (@ukrpravda_news) November 23, 2022
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in turn, reportedthat “as a result of the negotiation process, 35 Russian servicemen were returned from the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime.” The released soldiers will be sent to Moscow for treatment and rehabilitation.
Russia-appointed head of the annexed DPR Denis Pushilin declaredthat on November 23 there was an exchange of prisoners “according to the formula 35 to 35”. According to him, among the released were four people from the DPR and two from the LPR.
During the war, it is impossible to promptly check the information that even official representatives of the parties to the conflict disseminate.