Thursday, June 30, 2022

Russia And Ukraine Exchange Exactly 144 Prisoners

© Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine  

Newsweek: Russia, Ukraine Pull Off Humongous Prisoner Swap as Fierce Battles Continue 

The Ukrainian military remained locked in fierce battles with invading forces while the countries exchanged a total of over 280 soldiers in the war's largest prisoner swap. 

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, also known as HUR, announced that 144 Ukrainian soldiers had been released as part of the exchange on Wednesday. The same number of Russian soldiers were released by Ukraine, according to a post to the Telegram account of Denis Pushilin, the head of the pro-Russian separatist government in Ukraine's Donetsk region.  

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WNU Editor: According to Russian sources Ukraine gave a list of 15,000 names that they believe are being held as prisoners of war by Russia and the two Donetsk republics. Apparently the real number is higher!!!!! Last month the Russian-backed separatists alone were saying that they had 8,000 prisoners .... Russia-Backed Separatists Claim to Hold 8,000 Ukrainian POWs (Moscow Times). 

No official numbers of Russian prisoners held by Ukraine have been released. According to Ukrainian sources that I trust the number is a few hundred.

Russia And Ukraine Exchange Exactly 144 Prisoners  

Ukraine announces largest exchange of prisoners of war since Russia invaded -- The Guardian  

144 Ukrainian soldiers freed in biggest POW swap of war -- NYPost  

Ukraine secures largest prisoner swap since start of invasion -- The Hill  

Kremlin explains priorities in POW exchange with Ukraine -- RT

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