The troopers, together with eight officers, had been captured preventing within the devastated japanese metropolis of Bakhmut.
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Ukraine secured the discharge of 106 captured troopers in a prisoner alternate with Russia on Thursday, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of workers stated.
The troopers, together with eight officers, had been captured preventing within the devastated japanese metropolis of Bakhmut that Russia says it has captured, however the place Kyiv’s forces say they nonetheless have a small foothold.
“Each certainly one of them is a hero of our state. Most of the ones we’re getting back from captivity had been thought-about lacking. The family of those folks have gone by a troublesome time,” stated the senior official, Andriy Yermak.
There was no speedy details about the forces Russia acquired from Ukraine in alternate. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbour in February 2022.
Ukrainian army intelligence says that 2 430 Ukrainians have been freed in prisoner swaps, together with 139 civilians.
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