Over 900 Azov soldiers remain in Russian captivity - Lieutenant Colonel
The commander of the 12th Azov Special Forces Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Denys Prokopenko, said that over 900 Azov fighters remain in Russian captivity
He shared the infromation on Facebook.
"207 Ukrainian soldiers have returned home. I am happy for everyone who has gained freedom and wish them a quick recovery," Prokopenko wrote.
He also mentioned two soldiers of the 12th Azov Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard who joined the team after the Azov unit was expanded from a regiment to a brigade.
According to him, over 900 Azov servicemen who held the defense of Mariupol for 86 days and prevented the Russian occupying troops from timely deploying forces and equipment to the Zaporizhzhia direction remain in Russian captivity.
On Wednesday, January 31, Ukraine returned 207 Ukrainians from Russian captivity, including Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers, National Guard members, border guards, and police officers.