< p> There was another exchange of prisoners of war between Ukraine and Russia. Andriy Yermak, head of the President's Office, reports this on his Telegram channel.
«Ours are at home. When we return people, it is always a great joy. When I see how our people go home and can hug their relatives after being captured by an enemy who has lost any human face, this is the best motivation to work 24/7», — emphasized Yermak.
He explained that as a result of the exchange, 6 Ukrainians returned home — 4 Marines and 2 civilians. Officers – Alexey Bulakhov and Nikolai Kostenko. Soldiers – Lyudmila Gerasimenko and Ivan Zemlyanoy. Civilians – Victoria Andrusha and Yana Mayboroda.
The head of the OP noted that each of them has its own history. For example, on March 27, Andrusha was taken away from home by the Russian invaders, because they found data on enemy equipment on the girl’s phone, which she passed on to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Subsequently, she was taken to the Russian Federation and kept in the Kursk SIZO.
Mayboroda was taken prisoner due to the fact that photographs of Russian equipment in the Chernobyl zone were found on her phone.
The released military participated in the battles for Mariupol.
«Negotiating an exchange is hard work, and the best reward for it is the freedom of Ukrainians. This is what encourages you to work at maximum efficiency. The exchanges are ongoing. Our goal is to bring back all of our people. We are working on this non-stop, and we will definitely do it», — Yermak emphasized.
He thanked the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War for the effective work and added that 235 Ukrainians had been returned this month alone.