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Russia keeps 2,500 Ukrainian POWs

by The Kyiv Independent news deskSeptember 25, 2022 5:18 pm

Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk told BBC that Russia holds civilians alongside the military. Russians didn't agree to free civilians during the latest prisoner swap. 

On Sept. 21, Ukraine returned 215 POWs, including Azovstal defenders, from Russian captivity. 

The Head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, said that under the deal, Ukraine received 200 prisoners of war in exchange for Viktor Medvedchuk, Ukraine's most high-profile pro-Kremlin politician and Russian President Vladimir Putin's former right-hand man in the country.

The Kyiv Independent news desk
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