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Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin at a briefing for overseas army attaches stated that because the starting of the warfare, Russia and Ukraine have carried out 27 operations to alternate prisoners of warfare and the our bodies of lifeless servicemen, RIA Novosti writes.
Since the start of the warfare, the Russian facet has not often commented on the alternate of prisoners. So, the Russian Defense Ministry at official briefings solely as soon as – on June 30 – talked about the alternate. In flip, the Ukrainian facet has repeatedly reported on the exchanges.
The Deputy Minister stated that the dialogue between Moscow and Kyiv was established with the participation of the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross.
Fomin added that the Russian Defense Ministry has a medical fee for analyzing sick and wounded prisoners of warfare, which works in accordance with the suggestions and ideas based mostly on the Geneva Conference. In keeping with the choice of this fee, 18 folks had been transferred to Ukraine, the deputy minister stated.
The primary “full-fledged” alternate of prisoners of warfare between Russia and Ukraine happened on March 24 in response to the “10 for 10” system. Earlier, 9 Russian prisoners had been exchanged for the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov. The final alternate of prisoners of warfare happened on June 29 in response to the system “144 to 144”. Many of the Ukrainian prisoners are the defenders of Azovstal.
The primary official alternate of our bodies of the lifeless happened on June 2. Then an settlement was reached on the alternate of “160 for 160”. Since then, the events have exchanged the lifeless a number of instances. The final alternate happened on July 26.
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