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Russia says 63 servicemen return home in new round of war prisoners exchange with Ukraine

Sixty-three Russian prisoners of war were released as a result of a complex negotiation process with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported, citing Moscow's defence ministry.

Agencies and A News WORLD
Published February 04,2023

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that 63 servicemen returned home through another war prisoners swap with Ukraine.

"Persons of the 'sensitive category' are included in the group of released Russian servicemen, thanks to the mediation of the leadership of the United Arab Emirates," the ministry said.

The previous war prisoners swap between Russia and Ukraine took place on Dec. 31, 2022, as Russia released 142 Ukrainian servicemen and Ukraine released 82 Russians.

In January, Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova said the talks were underway for further rounds of war prisoners exchange.