Ukraine sent lists of 800 wounded prisoners to Russia for repatriation, – Ombudsman
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Ukraine handed over to Russia a list of 800 wounded Ukrainian soldiers for possible repatriation. This was stated by Human Rights Ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets.
As part of the third round of negotiations with the Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, among other things, the issue of repatriation of seriously wounded servicemen was discussed.
According to him, , during the negotiations there was a moment when they simultaneously opened the Geneva Conventions, compared different options in different languages - and came to the conclusion that prisoners of war, who are considered seriously wounded, should be transferred under the repatriation procedure.
"This is not about a quantitative exchange, but about the repatriation, without any conditions, of each of the parties. This initiative was presented for the first time. And we handed over a list of servicemen of the Ukrainian army who, in our opinion, are wounded and seriously wounded. This is almost 800 of our wounded”, – the Ombudsman said.
Lubinets also noted that the Ukrainian side received a similar list from the Russians and handed it over to the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners.
"Our task – get a list, pass it on, and then a decision will be made. But I think that this is a positive step, when the Russian side, at least, came out with support for our initiative. And then we'll see what happens", – he summed it up.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga