Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets said that Ukraine has problems with the POWs exchange.
In an interview with Radio Liberty, Lubinets said that there is not enough Russian prisoners of war for the exchange.
"We don't have enough Russian prisoners of war that we want to exchange for Ukrainian prisoners of war. We have them. But the number is not enough. And this is also a problem," the ombudsman said.
Lubinets also noted that, according to his impression, "the Russian side is not interested in Russian prisoners of war at all."
"And this is another problem. Russians are sometimes more interested in using both their own prisoners of war and relatives of Ukrainian prisoners of war, but not in returning ours home. And to convince the relatives of POWs that Ukraine is to blame, Ukraine does not want to, we are offering something, and they are not ready. The idea of the Russians is that this could lead to some kind of Maydan, which could demolish the current Ukrainian government," the ombudsman said.
He added that many Ukrainian prisoners of war remain in Russian captivity. However, he did not stated the number.
From the beginning of the full-scale invasion to 7 August, 2,598 Ukrainian soldiers have been returned from Russian captivity. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that everyone who captures the Russians at the front accelerates the freedom of Ukrainians.
Meanwhile, Ukraine announces the creation of mixed medical commissions for the exchange of prisoners.