Saturday morning Ukraine and Russia they communicated that you have completed a prisoner exchange. Andriy Yermak, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff, spoke of 116 Ukrainian soldiers liberated by Russia and wrote that among them were some who had fought in Mariupol, the port city in southeastern Ukraine that came under the Russian control after months of siege, and others from the Kherson area. Russian Defense Ministry officials said 63 Russian soldiers had returned from Ukraine. The Russia did have to Ukraine also the bodies of Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw, two British citizens who were killed in January in eastern Ukraine.
The largest prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine so far was in September 2022 involving around 300 Ukrainian, Russian and foreign fighters who had joined the Ukrainian army.
Another big POWs swap. We managed to get back 116 of our people. Those are the defenders of Mariupol, Kherson partisans, snipers from Bakhmut neighborhoods, and other heroes of ours. pic.twitter.com/DQFtjPC4E6
— Andriy Yermak (@AndriyYermak) February 4, 2023