American included in 65-person prisoner swap in Ukraine

An American was part of a 65-person prisoner swap in Ukraine on Wednesday, according to the Ukrainian presidential office.

The American was named as 35-year-old Suedi Mureksezi.

“He was captured by the occupiers in June in Kherson city allegedly “for participation in pro-Ukrainian rallies,” Andrii Yermak, head of the Office of the President, said.

Fifty-nine of the prisoners were “representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” while five others were from the territorial defense, the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War in Ukraine said.

Four were officers and the rest were part of the “rank and file,” it said, adding that the oldest person in the swap was 57 and the youngest was 19.

“The vast majority” of those captured were from frontline areas such as Bakhmut, Soledar, Zaitseve and other places in Donetsk and Luhansk, the Coordination Headquarters added.

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