9 servicemen faced “grave danger” while in Ukrainian captivity, the country’s Defense Ministry has said
© Sputnik / Sergey Baturin
Another nine Russian soldiers were freed from captivity following talks between Moscow and Kiev, the Defense Ministry stated on Saturday. The servicemen would now be flown to Moscow by the Air Force transport aircraft for rehabilitation, according to the military.
While in Ukrainian captivity, the soldiers faced “grave danger,” the ministry stressed. “All those freed are now receiving all the necessary medical and psychological aid,” the statement read.
Earlier, the acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, revealed that Russia and Ukraine swapped nine prisoners of war (POWs), without providing any further detail.