45 Azovstal defenders were exchanged in a prisoner swap Posted on May 6, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor 45 Azovstal defenders were exchanged in a prisoner swap
God bless these brave men
I've read in the past that Russia is desperate for Pilots. They just traded 3 pilots for 45 Azovstal Ukrainians. Might be a bit of confirmation.
the new russian wunderwaffe is glidebombs so i guess they need every pilot they can get
I thought the deal usually is POWs have to sit it out if they want to be released?
Not only can they return to fight but they have. There used to be a form of POW status for officers where, in exchange for a personal agreement to cease hostilities he could be repatriated or exchanged but could not serve against his former captors in a military capacity. In Ukraine, in order to be released, some Azov commanders did agree to stop serving against Russia and spend the rest of the war in Turkey in order to expediate the agreement for their release.
What you also might be thinking of is when POWs get paroled before an exchange, like in the Civil War. You were captured, released, and were held in a camp by your own army, unable to perform military duties, until an enemy was captured. At which point the exchange cartel was notified, and the paroled prisoner could then resume his military duties. The system collapsed when the Union freed black slaves to fight but the re-Confederates refused to include them in exchanges (and instead re-enslaved them).
POW exchanges can continue for years after a war too. Iran/Iraq famously still had prisoner exchanges 15 years after the war ended.
>The system collapsed when the Union freed black slaves to fight but the re-Confederates refused to include them in exchanges (and instead re-enslaved them).
Didn't they just straight up kill them in almost all cases?
Yeah, I thought this was the case.
A couple things happened:
1. The Union told the Confederacy that if they executed coloured troops, they'd execute captured Confederates.
2. Escaped slaves were, for the Confederacy, someone's property. Further, the South was desperately short of manpower for their economy. Especially later in the war once black troops started being used.. They needed the slaves to be put back to work to stay in the war. By the end of the war, the South was even going as far as debating the creation black regiments of their own. Lee himself was a proponent.
3. The South eventually did try and agree to trade black troops for white Confederates as the war went on, but by then Grant was in charge and wouldn't agree. It was more advantageous to stop the Confederates from having manpower than to trade them for black soldiers.
4. Some executions did happen, Fort Pillow was a particularly gruesome spectacle. As the (mostly) troops surrendered and threw down their arms they were shot or bayoneted by the attackers. Nathan Bedford Forrest was the Confederate commander and had earlier promised that, should they surrender, they would be "treated as prisoners of war. " Numerous accounts make it impossible to deny surrendering persons were murdered. The "Fort Pillow massacre" was widely reported on in the North and it strengthened their resolve to see the war to its conclusion. The resulting condemnation did nothing to help the south and was therefore not a sanctioned policy. "Remember Fort Pillow!" became a rallying cry for coloured troops.
Killing POWs is stupid generally, especially when your enemy is willing to trade them for your own troops AND your the party to the conflict with manpower issues. Of the 200K coloured troops who served in the civil war, only a couple hundred were likely killed at Fort Pillow and other places while attempting to surrender and were not statistically relevant.
It also collapsed because the Union started using Captured confederates as soldiers in the Indian wars out west
Fort Pillow happened on April 12, 1864. The massacre was widely reported and on April 17, 1984 Grant ordered Gen. Butler to demand that black soldiers be treated identically to whites in the exchange and treatment of prisoners. The demand was refused and the exchanges ended. The proximate cause was confederate war crimes and unwillingness to treat black soldiers well.
the ziggeroid meltdown when the Azov officers were sent to Turkey for the rest of the war was unreal
>Turkey willingly hosting Neo Nazis
They're just larpers
Don't look up bozkurtlar.
what's with this particular ukrainian penchant for murdering kids? they gloat over the dead wolyn children as well
bro it's a meme, the "dead donbass children" thing is a farce
Russia’s aren’t people, simple as
Dunno, what's with the particular russian penchant for raping them?
Vatniks make a lot of these low-effort memes as false flag posts.
There used to be one that used to spam extremely low effort memes with "another dead orcling" every hour, on the clock. Not sure if he just got bored or something happened to him.
>muh dumbass children
>spent over a year shelling hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and maternity wards while claiming that nato nazis were hiding there
ziggers are something else
It's cute how Russians pretend to care about children like anyone will be fooled at this point.
Lmao Russians aren't people, it is not a crime to kill them.
No problem. If you despise them so much there is a cool country called Novorossiya where russians can make their own life. Seems fair as Ukraine won't have to deal with them anymore.
No such thing. Only blessed ukrainian soil that is crying out to be cleansed of the stain of the heathen russian vermin in a holy crusade of the righteous. And that cleansing is proceeding as we speak.
Russians already have the largest country on earth. They can go there and go fuck themselves.
dont post gore challenge level : zigger (Impossible)
based, too bad Azov didn't finish the job or Russia wouldn't have had any "russian speakers" to protect in Ukraine.
This time, we'll give them even more shells to use on their children.
>in two more years we'll win!
You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.
Ian sure was a month too early on the Azov train.
The russian rulers piss in the face of the vatniks and fifthc
olumnists, and they say it's raining. MIH DENAZIFICATION.
This has been a newgay cum/chug/ger talking point ever since the war started. I can sense your brown skin through the massive gap the internet has placed between us.
Those images look so uncanny, like they were AI generated.
Always makes me laugh
why is Buhanka-chan locked up with Mari?
UKROP NAZI SLAVE PROGRAM....... in the cum Pits of Azovstal the captive Russian heroes were treated like this and now they continue. Everyone understands everthing.
And people wonder why the SMO was neccessary!
Yeah it's a bit of a janky premise, but it references when Russian WIA were kicked out of their hospital beds for Azov POW WIA at the end of the Battle of Mariupol.
z bros.. we cant stop winning
What weapon is this thread about?
with you Ukrainian propaganda morongays.
Wonder what Russia got in exchange. Probably something stupid, last time a bunch of Azov fighters got released it was because the Ukies captured Putin's kids' godfather and he immediately undermined his own position by practically giftwrapping them back (albeit having them in Turkey to sit out the war)