According to Yermak, they will soon be able to see their families.
Commanders from Azovstal released from Russian captivity in Turkey are undergoing medical examinations, an in-depth examination has been carried out by their therapist and surgeon.
about this in his Telegram-channel said the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak.
“Today I managed to personally talk with the commanders from Azovstal released from captivity, who are now in Turkey. During a conversation with each of our heroes, I learned about their well-being. Everyone is in a fighting mood. The guys are undergoing medical examinations, a thorough check of their condition is underway” , he noted.
The head of the OP added that, based on the results of medical tests, an in-depth examination was carried out by a therapist and a surgeon.
Yermak noted that the head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, Rustem Umerov, arrived in Turkey on behalf of the president.
“Rustem checked the conditions in which our guys are. He also coordinates his work with all the bodies responsible for the security of our citizens,” he wrote.
The head of the OP added that, according to Umerov, the living conditions of the released are comfortable.
“It is very important for us that the Ukrainian heroes have everything they need now. I asked Mr. Umerov to control this especially carefully,” Yermak emphasized and added that “they will soon be able to see their families.”
Liberation of the defenders of Mariupol: exchange of prisoners from Azovstal
As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 21, 215 defenders of Ukraine returned from Russian captivity. 200 of them were exchanged for a people’s deputy, one of the leaders of the “Opposition Platform – For Life” and the godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Viktor Medvedchuk, who is accused of high treason.
Ukraine gave 55 Russian prisoners.
The exchange of prisoners took place in four countries.
Also, 10 foreign soldiers were released from Russian captivity, who defended the territorial integrity of Ukraine. It is noted that it was possible to return those who were “sentenced” to death in the so-called “DNR”.
In addition, five commanders were released: Azov Commander Denis “Redis” Prokopenko, Azov Deputy Commander Svyatoslav “Kalina” Palamar, Azov Senior Officer Oleg Khomenko, Commander of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade Sergei “Volyn” Volynsky and commander of the 12th brigade of the National Guard Denis Shlega. They will be in Turkey under the personal protection of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan until the end of the war.
As President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted, among those released are those who survived the terrorist attack staged by the Russians in a colony in the occupied Olenivka in the Donetsk region.
According to Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin, Ukraine is working on an “all for all” exchange. Official Kyiv is dealing with this issue together with the UN and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
On September 23, Yermak held a working meeting to prepare an action plan for the rehabilitation and assistance to those who returned from Russian captivity on September 21 as a result of the exchange.
As the press service of the Presidential Office noted, following the meeting, Yermak proposed to prepare specific proposals and an action plan and submit them to the president in the near future.