Three Ukrainians were released from the Russian captivity in 2018. This was reported by the first deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko on Facebook.
"Unfortunately, during this year, by joint efforts of the president, diplomats, border guards, we managed to release from Russian prisons only three Ukrainians - in January it was Roman Savkov and in March - two border guards (B. Martson and I. Dzyubak)," she wrote.
We recall, the fighter of the 92nd brigade Roman Savkov was released from captivity in late January. And in early March, Ukrainian border guards Bogdan Martson and Igor Dzyubak returned to Ukraine from captivity.
Earlier the families of 24 Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia were paid 100 000 UAH (3610 USD) of one-time monetary assistance. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories.
“The Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories, together with the Navy, did a lot of work on preparing the necessary documents and identifying all those who should receive such assistance. In particular, relatives of all sailors. I can responsibly declare that all families received UAH 100 000. The ministry constantly maintains contact with international humanitarian organizations, lawyers of prisoners of war for the speedy release of sailors from Russian prison," said the head of the ministry Vadym Chernysh.