Exchange of prisoners was suspended for about four months. Finally, the long-awaited exchange happened near Marinka yesterday, Feb. 20: three Ukrainian soldiers were exchanged for six terrorists. One more Ukrainian soldier was released later that day, Censor.NET reports citing 24 Channel.
Serhii Dmytruk spent 15 months as a prisoner of war. At the beginning, 'cossacks' held him in inhumane conditions, and then the soldier was transferred to the 'center of prisoners of war' in the building of the former SBU (Security Service) office in Donetsk city.
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Serhii Harnaha, captured at Marinka, told that he survived by a miracle. His comrades-in-arms were executed by the militants right before his eyes.
The youngest liberated soldier, 22-year-old Oleksandr Makukh, believes that the most important thing right now is to get home to his family.