215 Ukrainian prisoners were freed in exchange for the pro-Russian Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk and 55 other Russian soldiers. The head of the Kiev presidency office, Andriy Yermak, clarified this on Twitter, explaining that among the freed Ukrainians there are also soldiers captured by the Russians in the Azovstal steel mills. ” It was a great prisoner exchange. We had 215 people. Among them are commanders, ‘Azovstal’ defenders and pregnant female soldiers, ” Yermak said on Twitter. “We also freed two hundred Ukrainian soldiers, five British citizens, one Swedish, one Croatian and one Moroccan,” added Yermak, thanking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for mediating him.
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