The commanders of the nationalist battalion “Azov”*, who were exchanged today for Russian prisoners of war, did not know that they were going for an exchange. They thought they were being taken to court. This was stated at a briefing by the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov.
He also spoke about the conditions under which the “Azov”* will be in Turkey.
According to Budanov, for some time they will live in a private house, and later they will appear in public space and report on their living conditions.
Former head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov said he stayed extremely dissatisfied perfect exchange, adding that it was just his personal opinion.
* The nationalist battalion “Azov” was recognized by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of 08/02/2022 as a terrorist organization, its activities are prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.