Ukraine is preparing for the next exchanges of the release of Ukrainian soldiers from captivity. Andriy Yusov, the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, made this statement on the air of an informational telethon.
“The coordination headquarters is working on this. Therefore, without a break, after this exchange, after this return, preparations for the next exchanges are already underway in parallel. And as General Budanov said, we will return everyone,” Yusov said.
In a word, Ukraine has a sufficient “exchange fund”, which is constantly replenished.
“Today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the east, south, Kharkiv, and Kherson directions are doing everything possible to actively replenish the exchange fund. And this process continues,” Yusov noted.
so, during this week’s exchange Ukraine handed over 55 prisoners, including pro-Russian tycoon Viktor Medvedchuk. Russia handed over 215 prisoners, most of whom took part in the defense of the Ukrainian metallurgical plant “Azovstal” in Mariupol. Five British citizens, two Americans and three other foreigners were also released. Also Ukrainian athletes were returned from captivity.