Prisoners of War

15 servicewomen returned from Russian captivity. The Russians tortured, mistreated them, and shaved their hair

Vice-Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk and released military women. Photo: telegram channel of Iryna Vereshchuk

Russians forced captured Ukrainian women to undress in front of men and do squats. Their hair was cut off and they were forced to take part in filming propaganda.

First, the women were transported to Belarus, and later to a pre-trial detention center in Bryansk, Russia. When Ukraine managed to get the prisoners returned, they received medical treatment and were transferred back to their military units.

Such actions by Russia violate Article 13 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Humane Treatment of Prisoners of War.

On March 18, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova stated that Russia had not disclosed the number of Ukrainian prisoners. As of March 19, 562 Russians were held by the Ukrainians.

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