95 Azovstal defenders have returned to Ukraine

The Ukrainian Coordination Headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war held another exchange of prisoners of war captured during the hostilities – the largest since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24.

According to representatives of the Ukrainian command from 144 released 95 are defenders of “Azovstal”. Among them are 43 servicemen from the Azov Regiment, Ukrinform reports.

Most of the fighters “have gunshot and shrapnel wounds, injuries from explosives, burns, fractures and amputation of limbs. “The oldest of the released men is 65 years old, and the youngest – at 19.

All of them receive adequate emergency medical and psychological assistance.

The telegram from the main intelligence department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense states that among those released are 23 officers and 69 servicemen from the sergeant and senior staff. A total of 59 people from the National Guard, 30 people from the Navy, 28 people from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 17 people from the State Border Service of Ukraine, 9 people from the Territorial Defense and 1 person from the National Police of Ukraine were released.

The Coordination Headquarters continues its work on the return of all captured defenders.

Yesterday, the Coordination Headquarters announced the next exchange of prisoners according to formula 17 against 15.

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We remind you the last defenders of Mariupolwhich were located in the vast territory of the Azovstal plant, surrendered in mid-May after a long siege. Most of them were initially transported to detention facilities on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, and then transferred to Russia.

According to a total of nearly 2,500 fighters surrendered to the Russian side. According to Ukrainians, the number of surrendered by “Azovstal” fighters are about 1700.

The Russian side has not yet announced the exchange.

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