He recalled that 131 POWs were staying in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well as in the Russian Federation.
"We have been informed that, in addition to these people, some soldiers may still be alive and held in the territory of Russia out of 762 MIAs," he said. In particular, according to him, Russia is detaining a major who was wounded after the beginning of unlawful shelling from the territory of Russia in late July 2014.
"A certain number of our defenders were wounded then and taken to medical facilities in one of the Russian regions bordering Ukraine. We hope that Russia as a party to the Minsk agreements will observe them and do everything to get all the POWs back," Tandit said.