According to the General Staff data, all those rescued from Russian captivity are privates and sergeants: 126 men and four women.
Most of those released – 87 people – were captured in Mariupol, particularly evacuated from Azovstal steel works. The rest of the rescued Ukrainians fought in Donetsk (Bakhmut and Soledar areas) and Luhansk directions.
The youngest released has not yet turned 21, and the oldest will soon be 64 years old.
Most Defenders return home with injuries and illnesses acquired in combat and during captivity. All of them will receive medical assistance and will be able to restore bank cards and documents.
As a reminder, Ukraine has already managed to free 1,993 Ukrainians since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.