Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said earlier that camps for captured Russian soldiers had been set up in his country
Ukraine has captured hundreds of Russian soldiers since the start of the military conflict with Russia, its Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said on Saturday.
“At present, we officially have 562 prisoners of war from the Russian Federation,” she said in an interview with the TSN television channel.
All captured Russians are listed in a special register, she said.
Previously, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova told the BBC that Russian POW camps had been set up in her country. She said all troops are treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention and medical care is available at the camps.
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As for Ukrainian POWs, Vereshchuk said Ukraine has yet to distinguish the most recent from those captured since 2014, when the conflict in the Donbass region erupted. “There are several hundred” said the Deputy Prime Minister. “But, if you roughly separate it, you know roughly that there are about 270 of our prisoners. Those who are registered, those we have in the register. In total [since 2014] there are about 650.”
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