Ukraine has returned bodies of about 400 soldiers killed since the beginning of the war
“We have already returned more than 400 bodies… This is definitely too few, because we know that there are many more. Russia doesn’t want its citizens to see large numbers of bodies being handed over. They understand how explosive this would be, so they’re doing it almost secretively, not publicly, and they’re trying to not hand over any bodies to us.
Let me explain another problematic circumstance, which will continue to pose problems in the future. We are conducting identification and genetic analysis in line with European protocols. Russia does not support the European protocols in principle. It sticks to its mediaeval, barbaric practices, and its own protocols,” Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said.