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Mothers of Ukrainian prisoners of war held in Russia began to request not to return their sons to Ukraine because of fears that young people would either be sent back to the front or subjected to repression. Tatyana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, told journalists about this, RIA Novosti reports.
“When I held a reception of Ukrainian citizens, prisoners of war in Sevastopol, most of them asked me to inform about their fate [their families]. Me and my staff did it to the fullest. Today I receive new appeals from Ukrainian mothers. They ask not to return their sons, because they believe that they will either be sent back to the front, or they will be subjected to repression, — Moskalkova said.
In addition, according to her, similar appeals were received from two Ukrainian prisoners of war. “A new category of appeals appears that were previously not inherent to us, related to the military theme,” — explained the Ombudsman.
Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, 6.5 thousand Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered to Russian captivity, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on June 7. On May 19, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, reported the largest number of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered per day. According to him, 771 fighters of the Ukrainian battalion “Azov” surrendered to the Russians then. (the symbols are recognized as extremist in Russia and banned, and the battalion itself is going to be declared a terrorist organization).
In total, according to the Ministry of Defense, from the blocked plant “Azovstal” 2439 fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine came out in Mariupol. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said earlier that those who had surrendered from Azovstal a tribunal inevitably awaits.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 announced a special military operation to “demilitarize and denazify” Ukraine and the protection of the population of Donbass. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense stated that the Russian military did not strike at civilian targets.
In response to the Russian special operation, Ukraine declared martial law and general mobilization. Kyiv also severed diplomatic relations with Moscow, and Western countries began to impose sanctions against Russia.
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