This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. According to her, among the civilians in Russian captivity, more than 500 people are women, Channel 24 reports. military to civilians, because this is prohibited by the Geneva Convention, we will not violate humanitarian law. We demand the release of our civilians without conditions,” Vereshchuk said.
She added that we have approximate parity in terms of the number of prisoners: we have about 700 prisoners of war from Russia, and they also have about 700 of our defenders of Ukraine.< /p>
Vereshchuk also said that the Russians do not comply with the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners at all. The main goal of our Ukrainians in captivity is to survive. In addition, the Russians selectively exchange prisoners, despite the lists presented by the Ukrainian side. Therefore, she urges relatives who are waiting for their family members from captivity to be patient.