KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — TUESDAY, 7 JUNE 2022, 22:42
210 bodies of the dead fighters of Mariupol, most of whom defended Azovstal, have already been returned to the controlled territory of Ukraine.
Source: The Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
Quote: "The process of returning the bodies of the dead defenders of Mariupol continues with the help of the efforts of the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
As of today, 210 of our servicemen have been returned. Most of them are heroic defenders of Azovstal.
Details: The Chief Intelligence Directorate emphasises that the Coordination Headquarters, on behalf of the President, is working to return the body of each deceased to the controlled territory of Ukraine.
Previously: On 2 June, Ukraine and the aggressor country, Russia, held an exchange of the bodies of soldiers who had fallen in battle; 160 soldiers were exchanged on each side.
Later, the press secretary of the Azov Regiment, Anna Golovko, said that all 160 Ukrainian bodies given by Russia were from the ruins of Azovstal. She said that at least 52 of these bodies were considered the remains of Azov Regiment fighters.