The photos were published after the exchange of more than 200 Ukrainian soldiers, After the agreement with Russiashowing the condition in which the fighters were after months of captivity during the Russian occupation of Azovstal.
The records are from the Ukrainian Security Service, which released the outcome of the negotiations last week.
The most impressive photo is of soldier Mikhailo Dyanov, who had a broken arm at the time of his arrest by the Russians. The country’s newspapers highlighted the before and after the fighter.
This is Mikhailo Dyanov, a libertine and defender of Ukraine who was released from Russian captivity. The first picture shows him before captivity, and the second – after they say much more than words can express! #RussiaIsATerroristState pic.twitter.com/fwdOSLMebl
– UkraineWorld (@ukraine_world) September 23, 2022
After his release from captivity, Dianov appeared extremely thin and his arm deformed, evidence that he had not received medical care for his broken limb.
льник СБУ Василь алюк розповів деталі обміну едведчука на українських гер
215 полонених, яяих врятууии з росього з росього, безпосередньо 200 захисниних біли на ведечув§.
– СБ України (ServiceSsu) September 21 2022
“Of the 215 prisoners rescued from Russian captivity, 200 cannons were exchanged directly with Viktor Medvedchuk,” the Ukrainian Security Service reported.
Medvedchuk is a pro-Russian billionaire businessman who was captured by Ukrainian forces. Vladimir Putin’s government complied with Ukraine’s demands and released Russian soldiers in exchange for the billionaire.
In recent days, Ukraine has managed to push Russian forces out of the areas that Putin’s army controlled. As a result, the Russian president called up 300,000 reservists to fight and said Moscow would respond with the force of its massive arsenal, raising fears of a nuclear crisis.
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