Another Prisoner Exchange Could Take Place This Year
Currently, Russia holds 113 Ukrainians as prisoners
Ukrainian Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said that Russia continues to detain 113 Ukrainians.
“We haven’t stopped. We continue to hold personal negotiations involving the president and the leader of the working group, namely Mr. Ermak (Andriy Ermak – assistant to Volodymyr Zelensky – ed.). We are holding negotiations to bring everyone back. Now ours, those that are identified, total 113. Of them, 89 are Crimean Tatars,” Denisova said, according to Novoye Vremya.
Denisova said that another exchange could take place this year.
“Nothing is more important than a man and his life,” she said.
Earlier, Ermak stated that Russia doesn’t keep a precise list of its Ukrainian prisoners.
On Sep. 7, Ukraine and Russia exchanged 35 prisoners each.
Political prisoners Oleh Sentsov, Pavlo Grib, Volodymyr Balukh, and 24 Ukrainian sailors who were captured at the Kerch Strait were returned to Ukraine.
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