There are currently 50 to 100 Ukrainian POWs detained in Russia. This was announced by Volodymyr Ruban, the head of the Center for Prisoners Release, on air of 112 TV channel, Censor.NET reports citing Liga.
"We are aware of such people, we have contact, we have offers to return such people. There are 50 to 100 of them. The POWs' identities are being revealed or kept secret depending on how much Russian special forces are interested in them. They include officers and soldiers who were wounded and transported for difficult surgeries into Rostov hospital (in Russia - ed.) for saving their lives," Ruban said.
It was reported earlier that, according to President Poroshenko, more that 600 Ukrainians are being held captive, including by the so-called 'DPR' and 'LPR' terrorists. Yesterday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin on his annual press conference suggested to exchange POWs "all for all" by the New Year.