Russia and Ukraine Exchange Prisoners and Fallen Soldiers, First Swap Since February

On May 31, Russia and Ukraine conducted a prisoner exchange, the first since February, with each nation reclaiming 75 individuals, including both soldiers and civilians.

This exchange, facilitated by the United Arab Emirates, took place in the northern Sumy region of Ukraine and marks the fourth such swap this year amid a backdrop of increasingly slow negotiations.

Concurrently, the bodies of fallen soldiers were also exchanged, with Ukraine retrieving 212 and Russia 45.

The 75 Russian soldiers released from Ukrainian captivity arrived to Moscow today, June 1, for medical and psychological rehabilitation, as documented by the Russian Ministry of Defense.