The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War told the details of today's exchange of prisoners, as a result of which 95 of our defenders were released.

Thus, among those released from captivity are 51 representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (including 15 territorial defencemen), 29 national guardsmen, 11 border guards, four military sailors.

This time, all those released are men. Among them are two officers, the rest are privates and sergeants.

In particular, they managed to return the defenders who were in captivity in PMC "Wagner" and Kadyrov unit "Akhmat".

Among the released soldiers are defenders of Mariupol (including Azovstal) and Snake Island. Prisoners from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are going home.

27 defenders defended Donetsk direction (five of them from near the city of Bakhmut). There are defenders of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Luhansk and Sumy directions.

Among the released Ukrainians, three had the status of "identity search". That is, they managed to return those defenders who were not officially confirmed by the enemy as prisoners.

Among others, a military musician of the 36th Brigade, a marine, returned from captivity. Seven released servicemen took part in the helicopter mission of the Main Intelligence to the occupied Mariupol.

Among the returnees are also four with serious wounds. One released person has significant weight loss (30 kilograms), there are military men with complications of diseases.

"All of them will receive the necessary rehabilitation and meet with relatives whom they have not seen for many months," the Coordination Headquarters assured.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky explained why it is very difficult to exchange civilians and under what conditions the exchange of "all for all" is possible.

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