Ukraine, Russia swap prisoners; our bodies of British volunteers returned

Ukraine and Russia traded nearly 200 prisoners of warfare in a swap introduced individually by each side on Saturday, with the our bodies of two British volunteers additionally being despatched again to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian president’s chief of workers, Andriy Yermak, stated 116 Ukrainians had been returned, whereas Russian information companies cited Moscow’s defence ministry saying 63 Russian POWs had been freed.

“We managed to return 116 of our individuals, defenders of Mariupol, partisans from Kherson, snipers from the Bakhmut (entrance) and different heroes of ours,” Yermak wrote on Telegram.

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Yermak additionally stated the our bodies of British volunteer support staff Andrew Bagshaw and Chris Parry had been despatched again to Ukraine.

Bagshaw and Parry had been killed throughout an tried humanitarian evacuation in jap Ukraine in January, Parry’s household has beforehand stated.

Russia’s Defence Ministry stated the launched Russian servicemen included “delicate class” individuals, whose trade was made potential by way of the mediation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in keeping with companies.