Kyiv [Ukraine]: In a prisoner exchange with Russia, forty-five Ukrainian soldiers have been set free , Al Jazeera reported.
The presidential office stated that the bodies of two killed Ukrainian soldiers have also been repatriated. The official, Andriy Yermak in a tweet wrote, “Another POWs swap. We managed to free 45 AFU soldiers and get back to Ukraine the bodies of two fallen defenders. Thanks to the Coordinating Staff on the Treatment of Prisoners of War. We are going on. Our people will return home.”
No further details were provided regarding the prisoner exchange process.
Earlier in July, around 40 prisoners of war were killed and 75 were killed near Olenivka in the Donbas region.
This attack came a day after Ukraine and Russian ministers signed an agreement, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey in Istanbul, to allow grain exports from Ukrainian Black Sea ports aimed at easing the global food crisis sparked by the war.