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144 defenders of Ukraine released during large-scale exchange of prisoners of war - Main Directorate of Intelligence 06/29/2022 19:15:47. Total views 488. Views today — 3.

Another exchange of prisoners was held, thanks to which 144 Ukrainian defenders will return home. This was reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine in its Telegram channel on June 29.

"This is the largest exchange since the beginning of a full-scale russian invasion, - the message says. - Of the 144 fired – 95 are defenders of Azovstal. Among them, there are 43 servicemen of the Azov Regiment".

It is reported that a total of 59 fighters of the National Guard, 30 of the Navy, 28 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 17 of the State Border Cuard Service of Ukraine, 9 of the Territorial Defense and 1 of the National Police of Ukraine were released.

It is emphasized that 23 of the released people are officers, 69 are noncommissioned and warrant officers. The oldest of them is 65 years old and the youngest is 19.

The report emphasizes that most of the released Ukrainians have serious health problems: gunshot and shrapnel wounds, injuries after explosions, burns, fractures and amputations of limbs.

"They all receive appropriate emergency medical and psychological care", - the message says.