Ukraine unilaterally handed over all seriously injured prisoners to russia
At the same time, seriously ill and injured Ukrainians remain in russian captivity
Ukraine has unilaterally handed over to russia all seriously injured prisoners of war whose condition allowed for transportation.
Source. The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
The headquarters emphasises that the action is unilateral. Thus, the state has fulfilled Articles 109-114 of the Geneva Convention. Meanwhile, "thousands of Ukrainians" remain in russian captivity, including seriously ill and injured, civilians, children, women, and the elderly.
In addition, there are citizens who were captured before the full-scale invasion. The Headquarters adds that all these categories of citizens should be returned to Ukraine by repatriation without any conditions under international humanitarian law.
Nevertheless, russia continues to hold civilians and non-combatants hostage, refuses to allow representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit their places of detention, and does not provide them with communication with their families, adequate food, and medical care.
Previously. Mind reported that Ukraine had returned the bodies of 83 more fallen defenders. The bodies were handed over in accordance with the Geneva Convention.