Ukraine stated on Friday that it had swapped a number of captured troopers with Russia within the south of the war-scarred nation, the place Moscow’s invading forces have solidified their biggest positive aspects.
“After tense negotiations, we managed to achieve agreements on a prisoner change close to the village of Posad-Pokrovskoye, the place 4 Russian army personnel have been exchanged for our 5,” Ukraine’s defence ministry stated.
Russian troops have captured town of Kherson, which is the executive capital of the eponymous area the place Friday’s declared swap passed off.
The change adopted an announcement from Kyiv on Thursday of a fourth swap of prisoners since Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk stated a complete of 30 individuals on the Ukrainian facet have been concerned in that change.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky this week provided to swap pro-Kremlin tycoon Viktor Medvedchuk, one of many richest individuals in Ukraine and who was arrested by Kyiv after escaping home arrest, for Ukrainians captured by Russia.