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Some of those who surrendered captured by the Ukrainian military is in Russia, investigative actions are being carried out with them. About this “Interfax” Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee, said.
“Some of those who surrendered are in Russia, and some are there (in the Donbass). There are those in Russia in respect of which the fact of a crime against citizens of Russia is confirmed, and investigative actions are being carried out with them, — said the deputy.
He noted that all persons who surrender are checked for involvement in possible war crimes, and if they are found not guilty, then they have two options: either obtain Russian citizenship or wait in line for an exchange and return to Ukraine.
According to him, many of the Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered express a desire to obtain Russian citizenship and do not want to return to Ukraine.
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, announced the largest number of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered in a 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 the tribunal inevitably awaits.
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At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
On June 24, a TASS source reported more than 800 Ukrainian servicemen who had surrendered near Lisichansk and in a cauldron near Gorsky and Zolote over several days of intense fighting. A day later, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the allied forces of the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic and the Russian Armed Forces entered Lysichansk and were fighting within the city.
Formerly Tatyana, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Moskalkova said that the mothers of Ukrainian prisoners of war held in Russia began to ask 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.
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,” — pointed out by the Ombudsman.
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