Injuries of conflict in Ukraine Photo: Global Look Press
Ukraine handed over to Russia all seriously wounded prisoners captured by Kyiv forces during the conflict. This was announced by the Coordination Command of Ukraine for the Treatment of Prisoners of War on its Telegram page.
The report emphasizes that the transfer of prisoners was not carried out as part of an exchange, the wounded were transferred to Russia without any conditions as required by international humanitarian law. The exact number of wounded was not reported.
The Russian side did not confirm or comment on this transfer of prisoners.
Recall that during the special operation of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine, both sides of the conflict captured thousands of enemy fighters. In particular, among the captives who ended up in the hands of Russia were fighters from extremist and terrorist formations banned in the Russian Federation, such as Azov and others, as well as foreign mercenaries and military advisers.
Though in recent months, there have been several large-scale exchanges of prisoners and it was stated that on the Russian side the approach to the captured soldiers and officers of the enemy was very humane, the prisoners were given treatment. Russian prisoners who returned from the camps of the armed forces of Ukraine reported, among other things, torture and abuse.