Kiev announced Thursday that 45 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians captured by Russia have been released in a new exchange of prisoners, without specifying the number of Russians who have been released.
“Another prisoner exchange took place today, 45 of our men were released from Russian captivity,” said Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshuk. in a statement on Telegram.
In addition, he added that among those released were 13 military officers, 20 soldiers and 12 civilians, according to the Agence France-Presse.
There was no immediate confirmation from Moscow on the exchange or the number of Russian prisoners released.
Interestingly, the exchange of many prisoners between Kiev and Moscow has taken place since Russia began its military operation in Ukraine on February 24.
Kiev said 19 Ukrainians were released last week, just days after another exchange involving 76 people.
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