Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denys Malyuska spoke about the creation of a specialized camp for Russian prisoners of war.
He stated that in one of the western regions of the country a special facility was organized for those prisoners of war from Russia who are not supposed to be used for exchange in the near future:
“We have set up a special camp for prisoners of war in western Ukraine, where those prisoners of war are kept for whom there are no immediate expectations for an exchange.”
The minister explained that citizens of the Russian Federation, in respect of which the Ukrainian side has plans for an exchange or who have only recently been captured, are placed in the institutions of the Ministry of Justice located throughout Ukraine. According to him, the conditions of detention of Russian prisoners of war in such institutions are “slightly better than the maintenance of a prisoner or convict.” They have access to Red Cross representatives, better food, hygiene products.
The Ukrainian Minister of Justice assured that the Ukrainian side adheres to the norms of the Geneva Conventions. She is guided by the principle that prisoners of war have no reason to accuse Kyiv of torture and war crimes, the newspaper writes. “Country”.
As Athens News reported earlier, soldiers from Russiawho were captured in Ukraine are kept in pre-trial detention centers and prisons. Russian prisoners of war are provided with everything necessary – food, walks, books. They are held separately from other prisoners, and in their situation this is the safest option. Representatives of the Red Cross and the UN come to the cells weekly.
There is no official information on the number of prisoners of war in Ukraine. Due to periodic exchanges and the continuation of hostilities, their number is constantly changing. However, the Russian prisoners hope for an exchange and are waiting for it.