Sep 22, 2022 at 15:39 I Paid content Even London, Washington and Zagreb welcome their freedmen. Article continues under video advertisement Article continues under video advertisement KYIV, MOSCOW, ANKARA. This is the largest exchange of prisoners of war since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. On Wednesday evening, Russia released approximately 215 Ukrainians who had defended the port of Mariupol for several months before surrendering to the overwhelming force of the occupiers. Ten foreigners were also released from Russian captivity and decided to go to the attacked country as volunteers and face Russian aggression together with Ukrainian soldiers. In exchange for the freed fighters, Kyiv handed over 55 Russians to Moscow, as well as pro-Kremlin Ukrainians, including politician Viktor Medvedchuk. He is often referred to as Putin’s godfather, as the Russian president is the godfather of Medvedchuk’s daughter. In Ukraine, Medvedchuk faced accusations of treason. In the past, he led a party called the Opposition Platform – For Life, which had direct ties to the Kremlin and was banned by the Ukrainian authorities. Turkey and Saudi Arabia helped mediate the exchange of prisoners of war. It happened on the day when Putin announced partial mobilization in Russia and men aged 18 to 65 began receiving conscription orders. Related articleRelated article Putin is losing in Ukraine, mobilization is a sign of desperation. Russians want to watch the war from the couch Read Now they are safe Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi informed about the exchange of prisoners in a speech on Wednesday evening. He specified that 188 defenders of Mariupol were freed from Russian captivity, 108 of whom were released are fighters of the Azov Regiment. Among the freed prisoners are also members of the National Guard, Marine Corps, Border Guard, policemen and employees of the security services. [email protected] so that we can help you.” data-msg-btn-logout=”Log in as another user” data-msg-btn-close=”Stay logged in” >
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