Moscow and Kiev have carried out a second main prisoner swap in below every week, the Russian Protection Ministry stated on Thursday.
It added that the entire 107 launched Russian troopers can be airlifted for medical therapy and evaluation in Moscow.
Appearing Head of Russia’s Donetsk Individuals’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin wrote on his Telegram channel that 65 of the returnees are from the DPR and neighboring Lugansk Individuals’s Republic (LPR).
“We’re handing over the identical variety of prisoners, principally members of the Armed Service of Ukraine,” he added.
On Saturday, 50 troopers have been returned to Russia, in keeping with the nation’s Protection Ministry. Ukrainian officers, in the meantime, stated that 52 servicemen have been handed over by Moscow, together with troopers, nationwide guardsmen, navy personnel, and border guards.
Final month, Russia launched 108 feminine Ukrainian troopers in change for 110 Russian nationals, lots of whom have been civilian sailors.
The DPR and LPR broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Each republics, along with two different former Ukrainian areas, joined Russia after holding referendums in September.
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