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Ukrainian and Russian ombudsmen visit prisoners by mutual agreement

Dec 1, 2023

Representatives of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights inspected the detention of 119 Russian prisoners of war. The Russian ombudsman visited the same number of captured Ukrainian defenders who are held in Russia.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets.

"This was done through mutual agreements between the offices of the Commissioner in Ukraine and the Russian Federation," the Ukrainian ombudsman said.

The official noted that the Office's staff, while communicating with the captured military personnel of the Russian Armed Forces, once again became convinced that Ukraine adheres to the Geneva Conventions.

"Every prisoner of war is fed, provided with hygiene products, has the right to work, and has the opportunity to go for walks," the statement said.

Medical care is provided to the military of the aggressor country's army who have been captured upon request.

Lubinets added that humanitarian packages with clothes and food were handed over to each of them.

"The Russians, in turn, talked to our defenders. According to them, they also provide medical care and it was possible to make phone calls to relatives," the Ukrainian ombudsman wrote.

He also said that the Ukrainian soldiers held captive by the Russians recorded video messages to their families, which "will soon be sent to the addressees."

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/12/2023

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