The Turkish leader said that the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine was “an important step to end the war.”
Viktor Medvedchuk left Turkey for Russia after he was exchanged for Ukrainian servicemen.
This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. RIA Novosti.
According to him, during the exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kyiv, Ankara had 200 names.
“These are all our guests. Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on one of them, Medvedchuk. We sent him to the Russian Federation. We resolutely continue the process,” Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader said that the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine was “an important step to end the war.” According to him, the decision to exchange through Turkey was made in the course of diplomatic correspondence with Putin.
Exchange of Ukrainian prisoners of war: how it was
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine returned 215 defenders from enemy captivity. We managed to exchange 124 officers and five of the most famous commanders – Hero of Ukraine Denis Prokopenko “Radis” from “Azov”, Sergei Volynsky “Volyn” from the 36th Marine Brigade, Svyatoslav Palamar (“Azov”), Oleg Khomenko (“Azov”) , Denis Schlegu from the National Guard of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine Yevgeny Bov.
Ukraine has exchanged 200 of our heroes for Viktor Medvedchuk, who has already given all possible evidence to the investigation. And 5 commanders – for 55 captured invaders.
The latter are now safe in Turkey. The whereabouts of the officers are kept secret for their safety. According to the agreements, the military will remain in Turkey until the end of hostilities.