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Three hundred prisoners exchanged between Russia and Ukraine 1186071 | The voice of time

Three hundred prisoners exchanged between Russia and Ukraine 1186071 | The voice of time
Three hundred prisoners exchanged between Russia and Ukraine 1186071 | The voice of time

A Ukrainian prisoner in the custody of health workers after his release – Photo: AFP

The exchange of prisoners was the largest since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. About 300 prisoners have recently been exchanged between the two warring countries, brokered by Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Among those released are citizens of several countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.

Five British citizens held by pro-Russian rebels have been freed.

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After the start of the war, they were imprisoned on various charges, including fighting against Russia. Saudi Arabia The real ruler A total of ten people, including those five, were released through the intervention of Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave this information in a statement.

According to the Saudi statement, five of the freed There are Britons, two Americans, a Croat, a Moroccan and a Swede. They have already reached Saudi Arabia. From there everyone will be sent back to their respective countries. Five Britons are reported to have already returned home.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been playing an important role in the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine. The latest Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was also seen mediating in this matter.

Earlier it was reported that Russia has released 215 Ukrainian prisoners in total. Among them are five military commanders. In exchange for these prisoners, Ukraine released 55 Russian citizens and pro-Russian prisoners. Pro-Russian Ukrainian leader Viktor Medvedchuk is among the prisoners released from Kiev. The Ukrainian lawmaker was charged with treason. Sources: BBC, Al Jazeera


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