Ukrainian military intelligence has released a video purporting to show the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia. President Volodymyr Selenskyj has confirmed that 144 Ukrainian military personnel have been released from Russian captivity as part of a prisoner exchange. The exchange is the largest since the start of the war.
Defense Ministry says Ukraine regained 144 soldiers, including 95 Azovstal defenders, from Russian captivity, in the largest prisoner swap so far. pic.twitter.com/P04jbxNJmh
– The New Voice of Ukraine (@NewVoiceUkraine) June 29, 2022
Of the released Ukrainian prisoners, 95 were involved in the defence of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. Many of them have serious injuries, including burns and amputations. The same number of soldiers were released by both sides in the exchange.
Russian rocket attack on apartment building: 5 dead
A video showing Russia’s attack on an apartment building in Mykolaiv has appeared.
At least five people were killed and another five were wounded as a result of the attack. pic.twitter.com/TGe5BCGbfY
– NEXTA (@nexta_tv) June 30, 2022
A Russian missile attack on an apartment building in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv reportedly killed at least four people and wounded five. A four-storey building was partially destroyed in the attack. Moscow confirmed the attack but said it had hit a training base for „foreign mercenaries“ in the region.