After several meetings, both virtual and face-to-face, between Russia and Ukraine, the negotiations advanced. Yes OK the bombings continue and the dead grow day by day, on Monday afternoon there was a Advance in terms of dialogue between countries with the appearance of Ivan FedorovMayor of Melitopol who had been reported missing.
According to reports from the Kremlin, the first exchange between prisoners of war and this freewent to the Ukrainian official in exchange of the return of nine russian soldiers. In turn, new swaps are expected in the coming days with the intervention of the Red Cross as mediator. Meanwhile, the dialogue between countries continues.
“The first exchange has been made and nine of our guys have come back,” said the Russian Human Rights Commissioner, Tatiana Moskalkova, according to Telam. For their part, from Ukraine they reported the same thing, so on this occasion there were no crossed messages. In this sense, the official acknowledged that have more prisoners willing to trade.
How many prisoners of war are there in Russia and Ukraine?
As a result of this event, which occurred for the first time since the beginning of the war, the countries reported how many prisoners they have. On behalf of Russia they announced 500 Ukrainian military captured, about which they sent all their documentation to the Red Cross to facilitate exchanges. It should be noted that there is no other public official among those imprisoned.
From the Ukrainian side they point out that there are about 560 prisoners Russians although without an official report but through international news agencies. It is expected that more exchanges will be made in the coming days while also advancing in search of a ceasefire in the face of the detected impasse. In this case, Turkey and Belarus are mediating.