This was announced by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"Friends, I've got good news - nine Ukrainian Heroes have been released from captivity today. Glory to Ukraine!" he wrote.
No other details have been reported.
Later, adviser of SBU head Yurii Tandid released a list of the released fighters:
1. Oleksandr Shyrin
2. Volodymyr Polishchuk
3. Volodymyr Dmitrenko
4. Ivan Boiko
5. Dmytro Polishchuk
6. Serhii Tkachenko
7. Karat Mukhammedov
8. Roman Smahulov
9. Oleksandr Mykhailiuk
Bill on de-occupation will strengthen position of Ukraine in matters of peacekeepers and hostages release, - Poroshenko(0)