Mutual release of detained citizens: 76 Ukrainians are returning home
Returning home of 76 Ukrainians is provided under the patronage of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. This is the result of the process of mutual release of detained citizens.
As a result of the exchange 12 servicemen (three of which have been in custody in the separate territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions since 2015); 64 civilians (seventeen of which have been detained since 2015-2016) returned home.
"Exchange - is the confirmation of the importance for the President of Ukraine the protection of every Ukrainian who found himself in a difficult situation due to the Russian aggression", - underlined the SBU Head Ivan Bakanov.
According to him, there are no ideal configurations in such matters. It is always an attempt to make the most of the available opportunities. "The main thing - we were able to achieve a result," - he stressed.
SBU welcomes released Ukrainians and will continue to make every effort to ensure that all detained citizens could return home.
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