Kyrylo Budanovas, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, emphasized that he cannot name the exact number of Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine, but the exchange fund exists and continues to grow.
“I can’t give an exact number, you have to understand me (so as not to interfere with the organization of the exchange, – ed.)… I can say that we have an exchange fund and it is growing. A successful counterattack makes it possible to replenish the exchange fund,” the head of GUR emphasized.
At the same time, according to him, the increase in the number of Russian prisoners during the recent counterattack by the armed forces did not affect the exchange between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, since the process of preparation for it began even before the attack.