"On November 24, as a result of the negotiation process, 50 military personnel of the Russian armed forces were returned from Kiev-controlled territory, where they were in fatal danger," the ministry said.
The ministry also said that the released servicemen would be transported to Moscow by military aircraft of the Russian Air Force for treatment and rehabilitation in medical institutions of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
All released servicemen will be provided with the necessary medical and psychological assistance, the ministry added.
"The 18 billion euros will cover roughly half of the estimated 3-4 billion euros monthly funding Ukraine needs in 2023. The money will go to supporting essential public services - such as running hospitals, schools, and providing housing for relocated people -, macroeconomic stability and the restoration of critical infrastructure destroyed by Russia, according to the Commission’s proposal," the EU legislature said in a statement.
"It requires reforms to strengthen the country’s institutions and prepare it both for reconstruction and its path towards EU membership," the statement read.
According to the MoD, on November 23, a massive strike was inflicted the military command and control system of Ukraine and related energy facilities, all designated facilities were hit.
"Not a single strike was made on targets within the city of Kiev. All the destruction announced by the Kiev regime in the city was the result of the fall of missiles of foreign and Ukrainian air defense systems deployed in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital," the statement says.
"Of course," Ulyanov said when asked whether a direct call from the IAEA to the Ukrainian side to stop shelling the plant would contribute to some detente around the ZNPP.
"We are not planning to take any hasty measures in this context, but we will take it into account in the general context of our relations with Poland," the ministry said.