Now it became completely clear why the Ukrainian side did not publish information about those whom we gave in the last exchange. Yesterday I talked with the commander of the Azov regiment, Radis. His exact response:
“Ukraine surrendered the separatist that we captured on August 29, 2019, during the assault on the enemy’s positions. If we knew that this fighter would be exchanged for civilians who did not take part in the hostilities, we would not have left him alive, just like others. Instead of it, he received medical treatment, and our soldiers carried him more than a kilometer, risking their own lives.
Now we are waiting for a compassionate interview about punishers from Azov!
One need to understand that any exchange should be carried out wisely, and not on the principle of “all for all”. One should separate the civilian and military at least”.
I completely agree with Radis. This time, out of 20 people returned only two are soldiers. And civilians in the occupied territories will be arrested endlessly to blackmail Ukraine.
So how can the “all for all” principle work if they can constantly increase the number of prisoners at the expense of ordinary civilians? Of course, all our people should return home. But separation of combatants and non-combatants is necessary. Otherwise, we will never return our military.