Ukrainian POW Welcomed Home After Almost 8 Months in Russian Captivity

A Zaporizhzhia police officer who spent almost eight months in captivity was one of the 107 servicemen who returned to Ukraine on Thursday, November 3, the Zaporizhzhia police said.

Footage posted to the Zaporizhzhia Police Facebook page shows the officer, identified as Alexander Koretsky, being greeted by a standing ovation from members of the police force.

Andriy Yermak, the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said 107 servicemen, including several who were wounded in action, were returned to Ukraine as part of a prisoner swap.

According to the Ukrainian Parliament, the returned individuals included members of the national police. Credit: Zaporizhzhia Police via Storyful