Zelensky named the approximate number of Russian soldiers captured during the offensive - news from Ukraine, Politics

Zelensky named the approximate number of Russian soldiers captured during the offensive – news from Ukraine, Politics

President Vladimir Zelensky in an interview with Reuters, he named the approximate number of Russian servicemen who were taken prisoner during the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.

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“I will say openly that the Russians have more of our prisoners than we have Russian soldiers or mercenaries who are fighting for the Russian Federation. Therefore, our task is to replenish the “exchange fund.” Therefore, I publicly appeal to the Russian military – it will be true if they will go into captivity,” the president said.

He stressed that Ukraine treats those who surrendered in accordance with the Geneva Convention as prisoners of war.

“Our task is to have more of them, so that we can return more of our own,” Zelensky said.

When asked if it was possible to give a rough estimate of the number of prisoners taken during the offensive, the president replied that it was about “hundreds” of prisoners.

  • September 9 Advisor to the Office of the President Alexey Arestovich said that in the course of counter-offensive operations in the Kharkiv direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine captured a large number of military personnel of the Russian Federation.
  • On September 16, Zelensky said he would support the resumption of Russian ammonia exports through Ukraine only if the Russian Federation returned the Ukrainian prisoners of war.

Serhiy Berezhny

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Fuente: liga.net

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