: Three Ukrainian soldiers return home after release from captivity
Society15:56 Mar. 16, 2016

Three Ukrainian soldiers return home after release from captivity

Former POWs will undergo medical treatment in Kyiv after meeting families and friends

Three Ukrainians have been released from captivity of Russian-backed separatist forces. Grygoriy Zavizion, Perto Yeroshevych, and Vadym Petrenko are set to meet their relatives in Kyiv this Wednesday. Afterwards the soldiers will be moved to the military hospital, since all of them are in need of urgent medical care.

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For instance, Petro Yaroshevych got a splinter wound in his head while being captured. A former Horlivka resident Vadym Petrenko suffers from chronical disease.

According to official statistics, up to 600 Ukrainians are still captured by Russian-backed separatists.

Watch also 'A fresh appeal to the world is needed over human rights abuses in occupied territories'

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