During the counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian military captured hundreds of invaders, which seriously replenished the exchange fund.
Source: President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with Reuters released on Saturday on Zelensky’s Telegram page
Direct speech: “In any case, I’ll tell you frankly, the Russians have more of our prisoners than we have – Russian military or mercenaries who work for the Russian Federation, terrorists. Therefore, our task is to replenish this fund (exchange – ed.).
And I appeal to the Russian military – it’s right if they go into captivity. We treat them according to the Geneva Conventions as prisoners of war. Our task is to have more of them in order to return our own. Therefore, the task is to replenish the fund.
I’ll tell you frankly, this operation made it possible to seriously replenish this fund.”
Details: In response to a clarifying question about the number of captured Russian soldiers, Zelensky said: “These are hundreds.”