Hundreds of Ukraine’s female soldiers remain in Russian captivity – Coordination HQ

06.05.2023 13:21

Several hundred Ukrainian military servicewomen are considered prisoners of war. Ukraine demands their return without any exchanges, as stipulated by the Geneva Convention.

This was announced during a Saturday briefing by members of the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Bohdan Okhrimenko and Viktoriya Tsymbaliuk, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Several hundred Ukrainian military servicewomen are in enemy dungeons,” Okhrimenko reported. “The Coordination HQ and other relevant government bodies are working to ensure their return as soon as possible.”

Tsymbaliuk added that Ukraine, for its part, adheres to the norms of the Geneva Convention, which prohibits holding in custody military servicewomen, demanding a mirror attitude from Russia.

“Ukraine adheres to the Geneva Convention. Russian military servicewomen who had been captured were then repatriated. We demand this from the Russian side as well: to return the captured women without any preconditions or exchanges,” official said.

According to Tsymbaliuk, unlike military servicewomen, the exact number of Ukrainian civilian women held by Russia remains unclear. At the same time, the authorities are working to clarify the number and get all of those women home. The Coordination HQ considers the return of more than 300 Ukrainian children to be only an intermediate result

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, said at a press conference in Kyiv that an “all-for-all” exchange with Russia can only apply to the military. It will not be possible to return civilian hostages to their homeland in this way, he admitted.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. Angels in the clutches of filthy nazi demons.
    The putinazis have already committed enough demonic crimes to be turned into glass.

  2. That looks like a stock photo, I doubt a woman soldier would have painted her nails or that they would remain that pretty in the jail, but I don’t blame you for having to use Shutterstock or Getty. I wish we could get some clearer pictures of their situation, I understand why that’s difficult, and the russians won’t be very cooperative if they don’t care about the Geneva Convention. It’s also difficult to find pictures or video if the orcs have finally started learning how bragging online may be used against them. These sad ladies are probably kept alive only because the russians probably want to trade them off for Ukrainian-held prisoners. Or perhaps the russians are trying to use them as “bait” for luring Ukrainian military into a trap. I know there’s probably some “other” reasons they’d be held for, but I don’t expect my impotent rage would help.

    If someone argues against this even happening though, I want that scumbag (probably orc) to understand that he needs proof to say so, and as I suggested, there are logical reasons why documentation proving this is difficult to obtain.

  3. Only God and Satan know what horrors these poor, brave women must endure, being at the mercy of such sub-human filth!

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