Ukraine returns bodies of 94 fallen defenders
Ukraine brought back the remains of 94 fallen defenders on Monday, November 20, according to the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War
They confirmed this on Telegram.
The handover of fallen soldiers' bodies was a collaborative effort involving the Joint Center of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Armed Forces, and the State Emergency Service in the Sumy region. This coordination included the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and other representatives from the country's security and defense sector.
The International Committee of the Red Cross played a significant role, contributing to and actively participating in the transfer of the bodies.
According to the Coordination Headquarters, "in line with International Humanitarian Law, the bodies (remains) of combatants killed in armed aggression against Ukraine were handed over to Ukraine."
The Armed Forces will oversee the transportation of repatriated bodies and remains to designated state-specialized institutions. This transfer is for the subsequent handover to law enforcement representatives and forensic medical experts for victim identification.
- On October 27, Ukraine successfully repatriated the bodies of an additional 50 deceased servicemen to the territory under its control.