17 August 2022,   17:55
Ukraine returns 144 military during prisoner exchange with Russia, including 95 Azovstal defenders

During the exchange of prisoners with Russia, Ukraine has returned 144 military personnel, including 95 defenders who held the defense at the Azovstal plant.

The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense has announced this.

“Another exchange of prisoners was carried out, thanks to which 144 Ukrainian defenders returned home. This is the greatest exchange since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. Of the 144 released there are 95 defenders of Azovstal. Among them are 43 servicemen of the Azov Regiment”, - the message says.

Total released: 59 National Guard fighters; 30 - Naval Forces; 28 - Armed Forces of Ukraine; 17 - State Border Guard Service; 9 - Territorial Defense; 1 - National Police.