President Vladimir Zelensky thanked all those involved in the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war and called on the soldiers of the Defense Forces to replenish the exchange fund with Russians. He said this in an evening video message.
He noted that today from the captivity of the Russian Federation it was possible to release another 106 Ukrainian soldierswho fought in the Bakhmut direction.
“It is very important that there was no information at all about many of these 106 people, they were considered missing, but we found them,” the president said.
He thanked all those involved who were preparing for the next exchange of prisoners.
“Of course, thanks to each of our fighters who ensured that we have an appropriate exchange fund. Everyone on the front line should remember this – the more Russian prisoners we take, the more our people will be returned,” the president said.
- In total, as a result of the exchanges, Ukraine has already returned 2430 peopleincluding 139 civilians.
- Today there was a video with the Russians,captured soldiers of the 3rd Specialized Brigade near Bakhmut.
See also: On the BMP, country road. Published footage of the return of 106 soldiers from captivity – video
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