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Russia and Ukraine conduct prisoner exchange Sunday with a total of 100 soldiers returning home, according to the authorities of both countries.

As a result of the negotiations, 50 Russian soldiers captured by Ukraine have been returned to Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential office confirmed the exchange, saying that 50 Ukrainian soldiers captured by Russia had returned home.

“We returned those arrested at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, as well as the defenders of Mariupol, who were from the direction of Donetsk, near Bakhmut, as well as from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kherson and other areas,” Yermak said in a statement.

“This is not the final exchange. Our mission is to return all of our people and we will complete it.”

It is the 36th exchange between Russia and Ukraine since the start of an all-out invasion of Russia, with 1,646 people – military and civilian – having returned home to Ukraine, according to the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War in Kiev.


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