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Russian prisoners of war show greater work perfomance than convicts

3 November, 2023 Friday
14:52

Denys Malyuska, Ukraine’s Minister of Justice, claims that Russian prisoners of war are not idling, they are all working. Their work is highly efficient

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He made the statement in an interview with Radio Ukraine.

According to Malyuska, the Ministry of Justice has launched a pilot project to employ prisoners in mines. A team of just over a dozen people has been formed. Their salaries are aimed at compensating for the damage caused to the state or victims as a result of a crime. At the same time, the prisoners' work is voluntary, and most of them do not want to work, the minister said.

Meanwhile, all Russian prisoners of war who have not been injured and are not undergoing treatment are working in a prisoner of war camp, the minister said. He called them quite disciplined.

"No one is idling, everyone is working. It's not complicated work - making furniture out of reeds, gluing different materials together. It is simple physical work, but at the same time they are engaged. And in terms of work ethic 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 work efficiency is better," Malyuska said.

  • In the spring, the Ministry of Justice reported that about UAH 10,000 are spent monthly on the cost of maintaining one Russian soldier who was captured by Ukraine.

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