Special camps have been set up in Ukraine for captive Russian occupiers as required by the Geneva Convention.

“As for prisoners of war, even medical care is provided to them at almost [the same] level as to our boys. Therefore, I believe that we are manifesting ourselves as a civilised country that repulses the aggressor but does not become an aggressor,” Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova said in an interview with BBC.

She clarified that a specially created law enforcement body, the Military Law Enforcement Service, was currently dealing with the issue of prisoners of war.

Recently, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said during a meeting with Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan that Ukrainian defenders had already captured about 1,000 Russian servicemen.

The Head of State expressed confidence that all criminals, who brought suffering to Ukraine and took the lives of people, would be held liable.

As a reminder, on 16 March, the Ukrainian authorities released from captivity Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who had been kidnapped by the Russian occupiers, through a prisoner exchange. The Ukrainian official was exchanged for nine Russian captured conscripts born in 2002-2003. The Russian Defence Ministry insists that only contract servicemen are involved in the war against Ukraine.

Bohdan Marusyak

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