As part of the exchange of prisoners of war with Russia, 45 Ukrainians are returning home.
Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of Temporary Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said in a Telegram post, Vigilant reports.
“Another exchange of prisoners took place. Today 45 of our people have been released from Russian captivity. Among them are 13 officers and 20 soldiers (including five wounded),” Vereshchuk said.
According to her, 12 civilians have been also released.
As reported, on April 21, as part of the sixth exchange of prisoners of war with Russia, 19 people, including 10 military, returned to Ukraine.
A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile and air strikes on residential areas in Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians.