Among the freed militants Ukrainians defenders Saur Graves, who was captured early in the war; defending Debaltsevo soldiers of the 40th battalion, «cyborgs» from the Donetsk airport and the military personnel who participated in the battles of Lugansk. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Kharkiv airport, where the freed Ukrainians arrived from Donetsk region, the correspondent of «GORDON».
The President said that in Gorlovka Ukrainian hostages promised to do everything to the Ukrainian flag was returned to the occupied territory.
«We will continue fighting to get our boys who are in Makeyevka, Gorlovka. This is extremely important because Ukraine did not cast their. And this is where we differ from the occupier, who secretly brings members of the group «ihtamnet», or buries them secretly, or covertly, without explanation, covered her mouth wives, children, parents who betray family and pretend that they are not» – he stressed.
Poroshenko added that the Ukrainian relatives of the hostages fought to bring them home.
«We will triple the energy to work on the release of the remaining. We will do everything so that it quickly», – he concluded.
Today was the exchange of detainees. Previously it was reported that the militants «LNR» handed over to the Ukrainian party of 16 people and the militants «DNR» – 58 people. The Ukrainian side gave the rebels «LDNR» less than planned because at the last moment some persons were listed in the lists on the exchange on the part of the militants refused to return home and remained in control of the Ukrainian government territory.
The GPU said that Ukraine traded 233 detainees at 73 Ukrainian hostages.
Among released hostages – ultras Zarya Lugansk Vladislav Ovcharenko, Artem Akhmerov, a military contractor Valentin Bogdan, blogger Edward Nadeljaev, religious scientist Igor Kozlovsky and Ukrainian military Aleksey Kirichenko, who was held by militants since September 2014.
Activists urged to meet liberated Ukrainians at Boryspil airport.
Poroshenko: Ukraine did not cast their. And this is where we differ from the occupier 28.12.2017