Dispatches from Ukraine. Thursday, September 22. Day 211.
As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and provides updates on the situation.
By Polina Rasskazova
215 Ukrainian soldiers were released from Russian captivity, including 124 officers. Ukraine managed to return 108 fighters of the “Azov” regiment and other formations of the National Guard of Ukraine. Three defenders who were captured while pregnant were also released. “We are bringing our people home,” said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “This is definitely a victory for our state, for our entire society. And most importantly, for 215 families who will be able to see their loved ones in safety.”
The prisoners of war were exchanged for pro-Russian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk, “Also, as a sign of gratitude for the help to our country,” Zelenskiy added,