Relatives and friends of 27-year-old Andrei Kozlov, who was liberated during the Arnon special operation in Nuseirat on June 8 alongside three other captives - Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, and Shlomi Ziv, addressed reporters at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer.

Andrei, whose condition is deemed good by doctors, received visits from his parents, Evgenia and Mikhail, his brother Dmitry, and his girlfriend Jennifer Masters.

Evgenia remarked that even after enduring 246 days of captivity, her son maintained his sense of humor.

Jennifer expressed gratitude to everyone involved in the hostage rescue operation and conveyed condolences to the family of Arnon Zmora, a special forces officer of the YAMAM border police who lost his life during the operation.