On Thursday, 3 November, 107 Ukrainian soldiers were liberated from captivity. 74 of them are defenders from the Azovstal steelworks.
Source: Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, on Telegram
Quote: “We’ve brought home many soldiers who were injured in combat. Specifically, we have managed to exchange some severely injured and bedridden soldiers from Mariupol, from Azovstal, soldiers with shrapnel wounds in their arms and legs and gunshot wounds in various parts of their bodies. There are people with amputated limbs and people with severe burns who cannot feel half their face, or whose wounds are infected. There is also a soldier who was injured as a result of the explosion in the Olenivka prisoner-of-war camp. A lot of our guys were injured back in March. The state will do all it can to help each and every one of them.”
— ✌ (@ukrpravda_news) November 3, 2022
Details: Yermak specified that the Ukrainian authorities have managed to secure the release of 6 officers, 101 privates and a sergeant. They are members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Navy, Ukraine’s Territorial Defence Forces, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine, the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine, among them three defenders of the Azovstal steelworks. Some of them had flown to Mariupol by helicopter as volunteers in order to save lives and fight for the city.