On Monday, April 10, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that 106 Russian soldiers were killed. return From Ukrainian captivity to Russia from territory controlled by Kiev, reports TASS.
“As a result of the negotiation process, April 10 <...> 106 Russian soldiers whose lives were endangered in captivity have been extradited,” he said.
It has been announced that the soldiers will be delivered to Moscow by planes belonging to the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, where they will receive treatment and rehabilitation in the health institutions of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
“They are receiving the necessary medical and psychological assistance,” the ministry’s press service said.
Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, in turn approved prisoner exchange. According to him, a hundred soldiers returned to Ukraine.
“We take home 100 of our people – these are the army, sailors, border guards, national guards. “Among them are the defenders of Mariupol, Azovstal, Gostomel,” Yermak told the policy strany Telegram channel.
He also said that some of the returning soldiers were seriously injured and sick.
Recall that in early March 2023, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova claimed that despite the agreement reached with the Ukrainian side on the exchange of prisoners of war in the format 160 by 160, Kiev only agreed to exchange. 90 people.
At the end of last month he stated About Kiev interrupting another prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine.
“Three weeks have passed since I received assurances from Ukraine that 70 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which the Ukrainian side does not want to exchange, will be included in the lists and sent back to their homeland,” Moskalkova said. Noting that Kiev does not provide a list of the Armed Forces of Ukraine subject to exchange.
At the same time, Moskalkova published a list of 133 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who could be replaced by the Russian army.
April 8 DPR Human Rights Commissioner Daria Morozova statedKiev delays prisoner exchange process with Donetsk People’s Republic.
He noted that the swap negotiations were “extremely difficult and the Ukrainian side only complicates this process”. Morozova also noted that “it is difficult to specify the exact date and number of participants at the next exchange.” At the same time, the DPR Ombudsman expressed confidence that “the authorities are making efforts to release the soldiers”.
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