Russia has not yet responded to Ukraine’s demand for the return of the bodies of the dead prisoners of Azov in Olenovka.
This was announced by Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk at a briefing in Kremenchuk, where she meets with IDPs, Ukrinform reports citing the Kremenchuk newspaper.
“On the return of the bodies. As you know, the Ombudsman has made a statement about the beginning of the procedure for the return of the bodies. We, as representatives, also made our requests. So far there has been no response from Russia. We call on the entire world community to respond to this unprecedented crime,” Vereshchuk said.
She stressed that these people were in captivity, they were recognized as combatants and the Red Cross clearly provided data on their stay.
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The official called the events in Olenovka a terrible tragedy and Russia’s crime against humanity and humanity.
“There should be a personal punishment for this. We demand that Russia be recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism. After all, this is terrorism. This is an international crime,” she said.
As reported, on the night of July 29, an explosion occurred on the territory of the former correctional colony No. 210 in the Olenivka village in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, as a result of which the building in which the Ukrainian prisoners of war were located was destroyed.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the killing of Ukrainian prisoners in the temporarily occupied Olenivka, Donetsk region committed by mercenaries from the private military company Wagner.
About 50 captured Ukrainian defenders were killed.
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As noted in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian military deliberately fired on the colony in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept.
Occupation forces in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region at the request of the Ukrainian branch of the International Committee of the Red Cross denied employees of this organization access to Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivkawhich is a direct violation by the Russian invaders of the provisions of the Geneva Convention.