Another 36 Ukrainians returned from Russian captivity

This has been announced by the head of the Office of the President Andrei Ermak on Telegram.

“We had another prisoner exchange. They returned home 36 of our people – one civilian and 35 military. Among the freedmen were the men who defended Mariupol, who were in Azovstal, as well as the National Guard who had been captured from the ZNPP in the first days of the invasion. A total of 22 National Guardsmen, 8 border guards, 4 naval soldiers and a man from the Armed Forces of Ukraine were released. Unfortunately, the released citizen had an amputated leg,” Yermak wrote.

In turn, the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War informedthat all the freedmen are men, the vast majority soldiers and sergeants. They also managed to return doctors, drivers and a musician from the Marine Corps Band of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade.

As noted, the defenders released from captivity represent the 28th separate motorized brigade, the Donetsk border detachment, the 1st separate battalion of marines, the 23rd separate brigade of the Khortytsya UGP, the 36th separate brigade of the marines, the Kerch detachment of the naval guard , the 12th operational brigade, 9th operational regiment, Border Service Training Center, 25th separate public order brigade of NSU.

“It was possible to save 20 defenders of Mariupol, as well as 15 prisoners of the ZNPP. One third of those released are injured, the oldest is 56 years old, the youngest is 19,” the coordination headquarters added.


On February 24, 2022, Russian President Volodymyr Putin announced a “special military operation” in occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct large-scale invasion on several routes. The enemy troops of Ukraine looked at the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army entered the capital. Russian military personnel are committing thousands of military evils and evils against the people throughout the territory of Ukraine.

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