Prisoner swap: Ukrainian political prisoners, POW sailors on their way home – media

The sailors have reportedly arrived in Ukraine, their families were informed.

07:40, 30 August 2019

Newly-elected Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Riaboshapka said that Ukrainian political prisoners, including Oleh Sentsov, Volodymyr Balukh, and Pavlo Hryb, are returning to Ukraine.

He reposted a Facebook post by Anna Isliamova, a Ukrainian Parliament staffer. “The swap is complete. Sailors, Karpiuk, Balukh, Hryb are flying home! We’re waiting,” the original post says.

According to some media reports, President Volodymyr Zelensky was set to personally meet the released Ukrainians at Kyiv’s Zhuliany Airport. Meanwhile, relatives of some POW sailors have already set off for Kyiv after being informed that the sailors had already arrived in Ukraine, Krym.Realii reported.

Their location was not specified, while the source said a meeting at the airport had not been planned.

(C) Unian


  1. Congratulations to whoever pulled this one off. Let’s hope that what had to be given to the putinazis in return was not too onerous.

  2. I have read at least 30 articles today, all contradicting each other. Let’s hope this is the real thing.

  3. When Iseea photo with Z congratulatingthem in Kyiv, I will believe. Nothing less will do. Pee Wee Pootie’s carcass on a pallet would help instill confidence.

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