Today there are 562 Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine. This was announced by Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk in her interview for one of the prime TV news agencies [“TSN”]. “As of now officially we have 562 Russian prisoners of war. But also, there are, so-called, cargo 200 [killed in action], in relation to which we work closely with the Red Cross,” told Iryna Vereshchuk. According to her words, each of such cargo 200 is documented and cards are sent to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
All prisoners of war are treated according to international humanitarian law.
We should remind that earlier Iryna Vereshchuk had confirmed the establishment of special detention camps for russian prisoners of war according to the Geneva convention. Earlier Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had stated a large amount of imprisoned Russian occupants. According to him, the new authority was created for their detention. The Government developed the Coordinating Headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war. Iryna Vereshchuk was placed in charge of this Coordinating Headquarters.