“All servicemen have been delivered to the territory of the Russian Federation by navy transport plane and are in medical establishments of Russia’s defence ministry,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement.
It mentioned that the launched prisoners had been “in mortal hazard” whereas in captivity.
“They’re receiving the required psychological and medical help,” it added.
The assertion didn’t point out Viktor Medvedchuk, a former Ukrainian lawmaker accused of excessive treason and ally of President Vladimir Putin, who was additionally launched within the swap.
Following the alternate introduced on Wednesday, Ukraine obtained 215 folks, together with fighters who led the defence of Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks that grew to become an icon of Ukrainian resistance.
Additionally within the assertion, the defence ministry’s each day briefing, Moscow accused Kyiv of “provocations” on the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant in southern Ukraine “geared toward making a risk of a man-made catastrophe”.
It mentioned that over the previous 24 hours, Ukraine repeatedly shelled the close by metropolis of Energodar and the territory close to the plant, Europe’s largest nuclear facility, including that radiation ranges had been “regular”.
The plant has been a sizzling spot for issues of a nuclear incident after tit-for-tat claims of assaults there.