The First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Yevheniy Yenin, announced it during the all-Ukrainian telethon.
"Russian militaries that are prisoners of war in Ukraine, according to the international law, will be involved in restoring Ukraine's economic potential and as an exchange fund," - the press center of MIF quoted Yenin.
The First Deputy Head of the MIA noted that Ukraine acts strictly following international norms of humanitarian law, in particular the Geneva Convention, which is an indispensable part of the national law of Ukraine.
Yevhen Yenin also said that Ukraine would treat the war prisoners following the norms of international law ratified by Kyiv.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova confirmed setting up special camps for Russian prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention. Medical care for prisoners is provided at almost the same level as for the Ukrainian military.
On 14 March 2022, Venediktova announced an exchange of prisoners that may start soon.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that many Russian occupiers have been taken as prisoners of war. He said that a particular structure had to be created to deal with them. Later, the Cabinet of Ministers set up a coordination headquarters for the treatment of prisoners, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
According to official data, as of 19 March 2022, there are 562 Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine.