The exchange of "Azov" for Russian prisoners of war took place: why is this the right step


On the evening of September 21, a large exchange of prisoners took place between Russia and Ukraine, mediated by Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became guarantors of compliance with the agreements. This is reported by Ukrainian information resources, giving details of what happened.


It is noted that the Ukrainian side handed over the arrested SBU policy Viktor Medvedchuk and 55 servicemen, of which 7 were hospitalized. The list of military personnel includes: 2 senior officers (lieutenant colonel and major), 6 junior officers, 4 ensigns, 40 privates and sergeants, 2 military NM DPR, 1 military NM LPR. There are pilots among those handed over to the Russian side.

In response, Moscow handed over 215 Ukrainian soldiers, 108 of whom are fighters of the Azov Regiment (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) to the NSU, who surrendered in Mariupol. Also, 10 foreign mercenaries were handed over: 5 British, 2 Americans, a Moroccan, a Swede and a Croat, among them Sean Pinner, Aiden Aslin and Saadoun Brahim, sentenced to capital punishment in the DPR.

Among the released are: the commander of "Azov" Denis Prokopenko "Redis", the deputy commander of "Azov" Svyatoslav Palamar "Kalina", the commander of the 36th brigade of "marines" of the Ukrainian Navy Serhiy Volynsky "Volyn", paramedic Ekaterina Polishchuk "Ptashka", the chief of police of Mariupol Mikhail Vershinin, "Azovites" Nikolai Kushch "Frost" and Konstantin Nikitenko "Fox" sentenced to capital punishment in the DPR.

At the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assured that the aforementioned Volyn, Radish and Kalina would remain on Turkish soil until the end of the conflict. In addition, Kyiv promised to release several dozen more (approximately 30) Russian prisoners in the near future, but more accurate figures should be reported later by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

We remind you that over the past 8 years, Medvedchuk acted as an intermediary and exchanged prisoners between Ukraine and the Donbass republics (LPR and DPR) several times. As for those sentenced to the estimated execution, according to Russian military correspondents, the execution of sentences would put Moscow in the most inhumane light before the world community, since the DPR announced its desire to become part of Russia, and in the Russian Federation there is no such punishment.

Donetsk could, of course, carry out the sentences, but it cannot be ruled out that Kyiv would have made changes to the legislation after this and dealt with the captured Russians. Moreover, one must be aware that even one private of the Russian Armed Forces is worth all these "Azov" people taken together and does not deserve to be captured, and if the exchanged Ukrainians again find themselves on the front line, there will hardly be anything or someone will save.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 September 2022 11: 45
    +1
    The fact that our guys are back home is great! But it’s not very clear why the mercenaries and commanders of Azov were given away ... But what about the tribunal? I can assume that dill was requested for the Azov people, but foreigners ... strange ... I don’t think that they would also be worried about them in Ukraine ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 September 2022 12: 00
      +1
      10 foreign mercenaries were also transferred: 5 British, 2 Americans, a Moroccan, a Swede and a Croat,

      such softness will backfire more than once with troubles. and as an indicator of collaborationism .. The state must be strictly executive in all decisions, and if the decisions of the main constituent power of the state, the judiciary, are changed according to the conjuncture, then such a state is worth a penny, which is proved by the current leaders. On the exchange of prisoners, the right actions, it is necessary to change clean prisoners of war, but such individuals are responsible for hundreds of innocent deaths. are not subject to exchange. The conclusion is that there is no statehood in the Russian Federation, there is no backbone of the law of the state, there are corrupt and mercantile officials who do not understand the foundations of statehood, which means they cannot be executors of state administration ..
  2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 22 September 2022 11: 49
    +8
    the step is correct, but it was not necessary for the Kremlin figures and their serving iksperds and the media to tryndet that the Nazis of Azov will be in prison, that the citizens of Ukraine are not included in the exchange fund (Medvedchuk), that small-British mercenaries should be executed and other crap, it turns out that again they did not speak the truth, but the strength is in the truth, although it can be bitter. It is from such trifles that an opinion about power is formed, it turns out that the Kremlin authorities consider people idiots who do not understand anything
  3. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 22 September 2022 11: 53
    +1
    I hope the dungeon workers were injected with some kind of SPUTNIK V in order to track and eliminate. Otherwise, I don’t see any DEBANDERIZATION AND DENACYFACTION.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 September 2022 12: 49
    +2
    It is noted that the Ukrainian side handed over the arrested SBU politician Viktor Medvedchuk and 55 military personnel, of which 7 were hospitalized.
    In response, Moscow handed over 215 Ukrainian soldiers, 108 of which are fighters of the Azov Regiment (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation)

    - This is "equivalence" !!! - The hands of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were itching so much that they could not even recruit the same number of our prisoners - they simply could not resist and brutally tortured them !!! - And who needs this Medvedchuk??? - He that - will now become a mediator for the next negotiations??

    Also, 10 foreign mercenaries were handed over: 5 British, 2 Americans, a Moroccan, a Swede and a Croat, among them Sean Pinner, Aiden Aslin and Saadoun Brahim, sentenced to capital punishment in the DPR.

    - Is this the beginning of the manifestation of a "new good will" ???
    = Personally, everything has already become clear to me !!!
  5. Vasilias Offline Vasilias
    Vasilias (Vasilevs +) 22 September 2022 15: 45
    +2
    It's disgusting ... For the dead guys - it's a shame, in front of the living - ashamed ...
  6. Stinging Nettle Offline Stinging Nettle
    Stinging Nettle (Stinging Nettle) 22 September 2022 15: 59
    +2
    And why was it necessary to arrange a trial of mercenaries, to pass a death sentence and to assure that the exchange was not discussed?
  7. Stinging Nettle Offline Stinging Nettle
    Stinging Nettle (Stinging Nettle) 22 September 2022 16: 05
    +1
    Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
    such softness will come around again and again with troubles ..

    There is an impression of the meaninglessness of all this.
    Our soldiers were taken prisoner. It is necessary to capture four times as many dills and mercenaries, lose our soldiers killed and captured, so that those first military prisoners return home. Now we still need to take four times more Ukrainian prisoners in order to help out our prisoners who were captured in the process of capturing the first wave of Ukronazis and mercenaries.
    What is the actual purpose of the SVO?
  8. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 22 September 2022 22: 11
    +3
    The power is deceitful and rotten ..... all one loot decides.
    Well, if 55 people were exchanged for 200 ordinary Armed Forces officers, no one would say a word. Exchange and exchange.
    And then ... some oligarch and close associate of Putin against the Nazis. fascists and mercenaries. To the resorts of Turkey!!!
    Without Medvedchuk, they would not have come out - that's for sure.
    Apparently he paid so much that Chekatilo would have come out "in chocolate."
  9. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 September 2022 07: 53
    +3
    The move is completely wrong.
    Mercenaries from all over the world will know that in the event of capture, they are not in danger. The Nazis from Ukraine will know that any of their crimes will go unpunished.
    1. Saffron Offline Saffron
      Saffron (Igor) 23 September 2022 14: 03
      0
      On the one hand, you are right, but on the other hand, we also need to replenish the exchange fund, if the rest of the thousands of their military do not consider it to be such a secret government
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 September 2022 15: 59
        0
        On all sides the step is wrong. This is not how war is waged.
  10. Saffron Offline Saffron
    Saffron (Igor) 23 September 2022 14: 01
    0
    Ours previously said too much bravado about the fate of the mercenaries and commanders of the 36th brigade and Azov, which does not fight with the result, which puts the authorities in a bad light. In general, returning our guys is more significant than any price. I am more than sure that the Ukrainian authorities do not give a damn about what will happen to the rest of the thousands of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Zelensky handed over a list on which they will change, and do whatever you want with the rest ...
  11. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 September 2022 10: 39
    +1
    The commanders of "Azov" are guests of Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the topic of the latest exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine.

    According to the Anadolu agency, Erdogan called the people released as part of the prisoner exchange campaign and who remained in Istanbul "guests of Turkey."

    According to him, among others, the list of persons to be exchanged included the name of the person whose extradition Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on.

    “200 people are under our control. President Putin insisted on one thing in particular. We have already sent it to Russia,” the Turkish leader said.

    that's the whole answer who is Mr. Putin
  12. Leonid Dymov Offline Leonid Dymov
    Leonid Dymov (Leonid) 24 September 2022 14: 41
    -1
    All those who are against this exchange are provocateurs paid by the US intelligence services.