About past, present and future of Ukraine

Search mobile

Main War — The third exchange of prisoners took place today: 12 military and 14 civilians were released

War

The third exchange of prisoners took place today: 12 military and 14 civilians were released

09 Apr, 2022
271
The third exchange of prisoners took place today: 12 military and 14 civilians were released

Share this article


Today, the third exchange of prisoners took place: 12 military and 14 civilians were released.

This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk in her Telegram channel.

"By order of President Zelensky, the third exchange of prisoners took place today. 12 of our soldiers are returning home, of which one is a female officer," she said.

According to Vereshchuk, 14 civilians were also released, including 9 women.

"There are 26 of our people in total," the minister specified.

The first full-fledged exchange of prisoners of war took place on March 24 - Ukraine returned 10 of our service members in exchange for 10 occupiers. 11 civilian Russian sailors returned to Russia after being rescued from a sunken ship near Odessa. As a result of this exchange, 19 Ukrainian civilian sailors returned home from the Sapphire rescue ship, which was captured by the invaders while trying to take our military from Snake (Zmeiiny) Island.

On April 1, an exchange of prisoners of war took place between Ukraine and Russia. It was held after negotiations on the orders of President Volodymyr Zelensky. Among those who were released were 15 women. The organization of subsequent exchanges is now being carefully worked on.


The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

more articles

Top article

The Ministry of Defense has signed a contract for the construction of a service center for repairing drones in Ukraine
War

The Ministry of Defense has signed a contract ...

Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine and Croatia have agreed to use Croatian ports for exporting Ukrainian grain
Business

Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine and Croatia have agree ...

New sanctions: Defence industry, political parties and individuals linked to oligarchs
Business

New sanctions: Defence industry, political pa ...

Volodymyr Zelensky: We are preparing for the next Ramstein meeting, we expect solidly grounded decisions to meet the prospects on the battlefield
War

Volodymyr Zelensky: We are preparing for the ...