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Kyiv: In the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the two countries conducted their latest prisoner exchange on Monday, resulting in 22 Ukrainian soldiers returning to their homeland, said a senior Ukrainian official.
Andriy Yermak, the head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office, disclosed that the released group of servicemen comprised two officers, sergeants, and privates who had fought on various fronts, with some of them having sustained injuries, reported Reuters.
A video posted on Telegram showcased the soldiers wrapped in blue and yellow Ukrainian flags, joyfully posing for pictures and shouting "Glory to Ukraine."
Yermak announced, "Today we have returned 22 Ukrainian fighters home from captivity," revealing that the age of the released soldiers ranged from 23 to 54 years.
As of now, there has been no immediate response from Russia regarding the prisoner exchange. Yermak provided no further specifics about the exchange.
The practice of exchanging prisoners between Russia and Ukraine has been carried out periodically throughout the course of the war, which has now entered its 18th month.