Returned from captivity: a meeting with the military

Returned from captivity: a meeting with the military

2024, 84 min

May 31, 2024. In the video: the road, the relatives of the prisoners are waiting with flowers and Ukrainian flags, a bus arrives, the military gets out, they are greeted with shouts of "Glory to Ukraine!", handed blue and yellow flags, photographed, interviewed by journalists, the released prisoners ride in the bus, call their relatives, cry.

Reference: On May 31, Ukraine and Russia exchanged prisoners. 75 people were returned from Russian captivity.

We managed to return 19 defenders of Zmeinyi Island, 14 soldiers who guarded the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and ten defenders of Mariupol to their native land. Ukrainians captured in the Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Sumy sectors have returned home.

According to the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, the liberated defenders include 70 men and five women, six officers and 65 privates and sergeants. At least a third of the rescued have been injured, seriously ill or disabled.

This is the 52nd exchange since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion.