Ukraine recovers 26 prisoners in third detainee exchange with Russia

Ukraine announced Saturday that it had conducted a “third exchange” of prisoners with Russia since the beginning of the Russian invasion, which allowed the release of 12 Ukrainian soldiers Y 14 civilians.

“Twelve of our soldiers, including a female officer, are returning home. We have also released 14 civilians, including nine women, making a total of 26 people & rdquor ;, the Ukrainian deputy prime minister wrote on Telegram, Iryna Vereshchuk. He did not specify the number of Russians exchanged for these Ukrainians.

Several exchanges of soldiers and civilians between the Ukrainians and Russians have already taken place since the beginning of the invasion on February 24, without each time being officially confirmed by the two sides.

On April 1, the Ukrainian presidency announced that it had exchanged 86 of its soldiers for Russians, again without specifying the number of the latter.

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