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Russia announces the return of 55 prisoners of war

Russia announces the return of 55 prisoners of war

Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 55 soldiers from the Russian armed forces and militiamen from Donetsk and Lugansk, who were held as prisoners of war, were returned as a result of an exchange with Ukraine.
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All these people, whose lives were in danger in captivity, returned from the territories controlled by Kiev after a complex process of negotiations, the ministry reported on Thursday.

According to the press release, the prisoners were transported to Russia in a military transport plane and are now recovering in health centers belonging to the Defense Ministry.

The released soldiers were given the opportunity to communicate with their families, and they are also provided with the pertinent medical and psychological assistance, the statement said without offering details about the exchange.

The president of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced a few days ago that an exchange of 200 hostages would take place after an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.


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