“We are doing the necessary work and interacting with families as much as possible,” he said.
The ICRC, Michel recalled, has opened hotlines where the organization receives requests from relatives about any missing person.
It was previously known that at least 270 Russian soldiers from the DPR are in Ukrainian captivity and measures are being taken, including at the federal level, to return them home.
Media outlets also reported that kyiv authorities divided their prisoners of war into categories based on the priority of exchange for Russian fighters.
Thus, first of all, it is ordered to return to their homeland the soldiers and officers of the neo-Nazi Azov regiment (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) prepared for combat, as well as captured military personnel with scarce specialties for the Armed Forces from Ukraine.