Ukraine secured the release of 106 captured soldiers in a prisoner exchange with Russia on Thursday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief of staff said.
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The soldiers, including eight officers, were captured fighting in the devastated eastern city of Bakhmut that Russia says it has captured, but where Kyiv’s forces say they still have a small foothold.
“Every one of them is a hero of our state. Many of the ones we are returning from captivity were considered missing. The relatives of these people have gone through a difficult time,” said Andriy Yermak.
“All our people will return home. We are working on this… every exchange [of POWs] brings us closer to this goal,” he added.
There was no immediate information about the forces Russia received from Ukraine in exchange.
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