Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk stated that only about 2,000 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were captured by the Russian army.
She announced this live on the Ukraine 24 TV channel.
Kyiv regularly contacted the ICRC, after which the International Committee of the Red Cross contacted the Russian Federation and “partially confirmed” this information.
“As a result, according to confirmed data, about 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers are currently in Russian captivity,” she said. Vereshchuk.
However, almost a month ago, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky admitted that 2,500 servicemen of the Ukrainian army surrendered to the combined forces only at the Azovstal metallurgical enterprise in Mariupol.
According to the Russian side, about 8,000 Ukrainian militants are currently in captivity. This number continues to grow every day.