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The families of Azovstal prisoners of war are urging Russia to abide by the Geneva Conventions


The families of Ukrainian fighters and prisoners in the Azovstal steel plant demanded on Monday (May 30th) that Russia treat Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

“We expect Russia to treat them in accordance with the Geneva Convention, in accordance with international law, just as Ukraine treats Russian prisoners of war,” said Sandra Krotevich, the sister of the chief of staff. – Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment, Major Bogdan Krotevich, at a press conference of a group of members of their families in Kyiv, according to Reuters.

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Families of prisoners of war captured from Azovstal say they have no information from them after leaving the factory

Natalia Zarytska, the wife of a surrendered Azovstal fighter, said she had no information about her husband’s whereabouts other than that he had left the factory.

“None of my questions – if they are still alive, in their condition, where they were taken – were answered,” she said.

Uncertainty prevails over the fate of the fighters whom Kiev wants to be returned in exchange for prisoners. Some high-ranking Russian lawmakers have demanded that these soldiers be tried.

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