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Ukraine allocates $900,000 to repair camp for Russian POWs

23 January, 2024 Tuesday
20:25

At a meeting on January 23, the Ukrainian government has allocated more than USD 900,000 for the repair of the Zakhid-2 camp for Russian prisoners of war

This was reported by Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko.

"The Cabinet of Ministers allocates UAH 34 million (USD 900,000 - ed.) to the Ministry of Justice for the overhaul of the Zakhid-2 prisoner of war camp," he wrote.

Camps for captive Russian soldiers in Ukraine

For a long time, the Zakhid-1 camp, which was established in May 2022 on the basis of a penal colony in the Lviv region, was enough to hold the Russian invaders. On November 7, Ukraine's Minister of Justice Denys Maliuska announced that a new camp would be opened for Russian prisoners of war, as there are many of them.

The opening took place in December 2023. The Zakhid-2 camp is located in the deep rear, as stipulated by the Geneva Conventions. As in the case of the Zakhid-1 camp, the new camp with the Russian prisoners can be visited by international human rights organizations and the media.

Last spring, the Ministry of Justice reported that about 10,000 hryvnias were spent per month on one Russian soldier taken prisoner by Ukraine.

In November 2023, Denys Maliuska, noted that all Russian prisoners of war who were not injured and were not undergoing treatment were working: "No one is idle, everyone is working. It's not complicated work - weaving furniture from wicker, gluing various materials together. It's simple physical labor, but at the same time they are busy. And in terms of attitude to work and discipline, of course, it is easier to work with them than with ordinary prisoners who have committed a crime. So the discipline there is at a higher level and, accordingly, the labor efficiency is better."

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