The President welcomed the released soldiers on Ukrainian soil and expressed respect for their heroism.
"Your relatives, dear ones, and fellow combatants were anticipating you. Finally the day has come. Unfortunately, not all of you have returned. Tomorrow four more soldiers are coming. We will search for everybody and find each and every one. The state will fight for each of its faithful sons," the President said.
Soldiers from different units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard, as well as Myrotvorets, Donbas and other volunteer battalions and several volunteers who assisted the military, have spent from several weeks to several months in captivity. Long negotiations preceded the release of our servicemen.
Today all the released will be able to meet their relatives and friends.