Prominent Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov congratulated the Ukrainian citizens who have just been released and returned home after long-lasting captivity in the occupied Donbas. Sentsov left the respective post on Facebook.
"For what it's worth, this hell is over for 76 of our prisoners and their families. I sincerely congratulate the released ones", he wrote.
The famous filmmaker and the ex-political prisoner himself, Sentsov also thanked all those who continue to fight to release the captives.
As is known, on December 29, Ukraine and representatives of the militant-held Donbas exchanged prisoners; these are political prisoners, POWs and civilians, some of which were not even convicted. The venue was Mayorske checkpoint in Donetsk region. Ukraine passed 127 people to the non-controlled territory, and the Russian mercenaries passed 76 people to Ukraine; 12 of these were military servicemen. Another 14 people refused to be exchanged.