Ukraine returns bodies of 50 more fallen defenders
On Friday, October 27, Ukraine managed to return the bodies of 50 fallen servicemen to government-controlled territory
The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War reports.
"Today, as a result of repatriation measures, the Ukrainian side managed to return the bodies (remains) of 50 deceased Ukrainian defenders to the Ukraine-controlled territory," the statement reads.
It is noted that the Armed Forces will ensure the proper and safe transportation of the bodies for transfer to law enforcement and forensic experts in order to organize and conduct investigations and forensic examinations.
For reference. The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War (KSHPPV) was established on March 11, 2022, in accordance with Resolution No. 257 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
On July 7, Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets reported that Ukraine had managed to identify most of the bodies of prisoners of war killed in a Russian terrorist attack in the village of Olenivka in Donetsk region.
On July 12, Ukraine managed to return the bodies of 19 people who died in Russian captivity.
In August, 22 defenders returned to Ukraine from Russian captivity.
A representative of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate, Andriy Yusov, said that about 2,600 prisoners of war have returned home during the full-scale war. But Russia refuses to return some of them without giving any reason.
On September 15, Ukraine managed to bring home 51 more bodies of fallen soldiers.