100 Ukrainians back home under prisoner swap deal with Russia

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More than 3 million people have fled the war in Ukraine to neighboring countries. Photo IOM/Safa Msehli

A total of 100 Ukrainian service people returned home under a fresh prisoner swap with Russia, the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War said Thursday.

Among those freed were more than 80 troops who fought for the city of Mariupol and the Azovstal steel plant.

Besides, the soldiers who participated in the combat in the Donetsk and the Luhansk directions were released under the swap.

At least 28 of those freed suffer from serious illnesses or have severe injuries.

Ukraine and Russia have carried out 51 prisoner exchanges since March 2022.

A total of 3,135 Ukrainians taken captive in the Russia-Ukraine conflict have been released under those exchanges.

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