Ukraine and Russia have exchanged round 200 prisoners of battle from all sides.
Russia’s defence ministry mentioned the swap concerned 195 troopers on all sides – however President Zelenskyy mentioned 207 Ukrainians had been freed in Wednesday’s trade.
There was no fast clarification for the completely different figures.
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“We remember each Ukrainian in captivity. Both warriors and civilians. We must bring all of them back. We are working on it,” the Ukrainian president wrote on X.
The Russian army mentioned, with out offering particulars or proof, the Russian prisoners of battle “faced deadly danger in captivity” and will likely be flown to Moscow for remedy and rehabilitation.
The trade comes every week after Russia accused Ukrainian forces of capturing down a army transport aircraft carrying Ukrainian prisoners of battle, who had been going to be swapped for Russian counterparts.
Missiles fired from throughout the border introduced down the aircraft in Russia’s Belgorod area on 24 January, the defence ministry mentioned.
The crash killed all 74 folks on board, together with six crew members and three Russian servicemen, native authorities in Belgorod, which borders Ukraine, mentioned.
Moscow mentioned 65 Ukrainian prisoners had been on the aircraft.
The incident additionally led some Russian officers to publicly query the potential for future prisoner swaps.
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Ukrainian officers confirmed final week a prisoner swap was on account of occur that day however mentioned it had been referred to as off.
It mentioned it has seen no proof the aircraft was carrying prisoners.