Released Ukrainian sailors talk to press first time since return to Kyiv

18:49, 12 September 2019

The released Ukrainian sailors gave their first press conference since Ukraine-Russia prisoners’ exchange that took place on September 7. The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces organized the event, at which the seamen spoke to the press.

They thanked everyone who supported them during the illegal detention in Russia, which lasted for almost 10 months. The sailors showed the letters from Ukrainian children that they received in the Russian detention center.

The servicemen remembered that, when times were tough, they would open the envelopes and read the letters of support.