In Ukraine returned 35 released from Russian captivity of Ukrainians in the exchange with Russia detained persons. In Russian prisons and in the occupied territories, there remain several hundred prisoners of Ukrainians: what will happen to them. Ukrainian national football team defeated Lithuania in the match of UEFA Euro 2020. These were the main news of Saturday, 7 September.
The most important news for today:
The exchange of prisoners
Prisoners of Russia, the Ukrainians have returned to 7 September at around 14:00 the plane carrying them landed at Kyiv “Borispol”. Sailors, which Russia seized in November 2018, and also other prisoners of the Kremlin exchanged according to the scheme “35 on 35”. This was preceded by the acute phase of the negotiations.
Who returned to Ukraine?Roman Sushchenko, Oleg Sentsov, Alexander Kolchenko, Mr Baluch, Stanislav Klyh, Nikolai Karpyuk, Alexey Sisonovich, Paul Mushroom, Eden Bekirov, Eugene gentry, Arthur gentry, sailors Roman mokryak, Yuri Bezhyazichniy, Andrew Artemenko, Andrew Adair, Bogdan Golovashov, Denis Gritsenko, Vasiliy Soroka, Bohdan Fiction, Vyacheslav Zinchenko, Sergey Chibisov, Sergey Popov, Vladislav Kostyshin, Andrew Oprysko, Andrew Drach, Oleg Melnichuk, Mikhail Vlasyuk Victor Bespalchenko Volodymyr Tereshchenko, Evgeny Semidotsky, Vladimir Lisovoy, Andrey Shevchenko, Vladimir Varies, Sergey Culyba, Yuri Budzilo.
Oleg Sentsov embraces with his daughter Alina / photo Rostislav Labenskogo (24 channel)
Note that 24 released sailor received a military order, in rank and officer’s Dirks. The awards were presented by commander of the naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine Ihor Voronchenko.
Ukraine gave Russia too, 35 people, including, in particular, was the knocking down of the mh17 plane in the sky over Donbass Vladimir tzemach. His results were indignant in the Netherlands, wanted to interrogate the gunman in the case of the Downing of the plane. The country is now asking Russia to extradite Tzemach.
Released from captivity of Ukrainians touching, with smiles and tears were met at the airport by family and friends. There were, of course, and journalists, and President Vladimir Zelensky, and a number of politicians.
After an emotional meeting, and reviews in the press, 11 ex-prisoners were taken to the examination at the hospital. In particular, Stanislav Cliche was placed in intensive care.
I think the first stage is completed. Must confirm that I, as President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has done everything he promised. Did everything without changing their agreements,
– Zelensky said during a meeting of Ukrainians.
He added that the next stage is the release of the remaining prisoners of Ukrainians and the return of the occupied territories. Zelensky also promised that a special working group will be to address the financial and health problems released prisoners of the Kremlin.
How to meet liberated people in Russia
Participants in the exchange of prisoners, which were released by the Ukraine, in a Russian airport Vnukovo have seen only Russian propagandists with cameras Dmitry Kiselyov and Olga Skobeeva.
In the exchange he returned to Russia, in particular, and editor-in-chief “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky, who was photographed propagandists.
When released from captivity of Ukrainians very moving EN masse and were met at the airport “Borispol”, in the Russian airport was almost empty. And Russian propaganda media only dryly noted the completion of the exchange of detained persons.
Wyszynski in Moscow met Kiselyov and Skobeeva
How many Ukrainians are in captivity
In captivity in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk region there are 227 Ukrainians, reported in SBU. It was assured that work on the release of the hostages continues.
But Zelensky said that the liberation of the Crimean Tatar activists from Russian detention will be the second stage of the Ukrainian-Russian exchanges.
The President expects that this will happen as soon as possible.
We’re not talking about a year or two, and not three. We want to do it very quickly. We dream about it and work
– said the head of state.
Russian media meanwhile reported that on 18 September in Minsk during a meeting of the contact group are to discuss the possibility of the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia in the format of “all for all”, i.e. 200 to 70 people.
Ukrainian team in the match against Lithuania was won more than a landslide victory. Now the Ukrainians are the main favorites of group B and have a chance to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020 with the first place.
Lithuania – Ukraine 0:3
Goals: Zinchenko, 7, Marlos, 28, Malinowski, 62
Zinchenko after scoring / Photo telegramming 24 channel