Russia refuses to approve the release of civilian prisoners
All of Ukraine’s recommendations for the release of civilian prisoners, presented in Turkey during talks between the Russian and Ukrainian ombudspersons, were rejected by Russia. The Coordination Headquarters for Treatment of Prisoners of war communicated this on Telegram.
Oleksandr Kononenko, a representative of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights and the representative of the Coordination Headquarters, answered questions from the relatives of civilian captives from the Dymer community in the Kyiv region. “At the meetings between the Ukrainian and Russian ombudsmen in Turkey, none of the offers made by Ukraine for the repatriation of civilians was approved by the Russian side. The only progress is that the children are slowly being returned. This may be due to an arrest warrant for Putin and the Russian Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova. As you know, according to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Putin and Lvova-Belova are personally responsible for the forced deportation of children from the occupied Ukrainian territories to Russia,” the message reads.